encarpus

[en-kahr-puh s]

noun, plural en·car·pi [en-kahr-pahy] /ɛnˈkɑr paɪ/.

an ornament having draperies, weapons, etc., arranged in the manner of a festoon.

Nearby words

  1. encapsulate,
  2. encapsulation,
  3. encapsule,
  4. encarnación,
  5. encarnalize,
  6. encase,
  7. encasement,
  8. encash,
  9. encastré,
  10. encaustic

Origin of encarpus

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

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