[ awr-nuh-men-tl ]
/ ˌɔr nəˈmɛn tl /
something ornamental; decoration; adornment.
a plant cultivated for decorative purposes.
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Origin of ornamental
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/ (ˌɔːnəˈmɛntəl) /
of value as an ornament; decorative
(of a plant) used to decorate houses, gardens, etc
a plant cultivated for show or decoration
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