- a bulbous, domelike roof ending in a sharp point, characteristically used in Russian Orthodox church architecture to cover cupolas or towers.
Origin of onion dome
First recorded in 1955–60
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- a bulb-shaped dome characteristic of Byzantine and Russian church architecture
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