modillion

[moh-dil-yuh n, muh-]

Origin of modillion

1555–65; < Italian modiglione < Vulgar Latin *mutiliōnem, variant of *mūtuliōnem, accusative of *mūtuliō. See mutule, -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for modillion

modillion

noun
  1. architect one of a set of ornamental brackets under a cornice, esp as used in the Corinthian orderCompare mutule

Word Origin for modillion

C16: via French from Italian modiglione, probably from Vulgar Latin mutiliō (unattested), from Latin mūtulus mutule
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