cuspidation

[ kuhs-pi-dey-shuhn ]
/ ˌkʌs pɪˈdeɪ ʃən /

noun

decoration with cusps, as in architecture.

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Origin of cuspidation

First recorded in 1840–50; cuspidate + -ion

Words nearby cuspidation

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British Dictionary definitions for cuspidation

cuspidation
/ (ˌkʌspɪˈdeɪʃən) /

noun

architect decoration using cusps
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