melon dome


noun Architecture.

a hemispherical dome with a circular base and a ribbed vault divided into individual webs, each of which has a baseline curved segmentally in plan and also curved in elevation.

Nearby words

  1. melodramatic,
  2. melodramatize,
  3. melody,
  4. meloid,
  5. melon,
  6. melon foot,
  7. melon pear,
  8. melon seed,
  9. melon shrub,
  10. melon-bulb

Also called parachute dome, pumpkin dome, umbrella dome.

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