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encarpus

[ en-kahr-puhs ]
/ ɛnˈkɑr pəs /
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noun, plural en·car·pi [en-kahr-pahy]. /ɛnˈkɑr paɪ/.
an ornament having draperies, weapons, etc., arranged in the manner of a festoon.
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Origin of encarpus

<Greek énkarpos containing fruit (see en-2, -carpous); replacing encarpe<Greek énkarpa, neuter plural of énkarpos
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