ornamental

[ awr-nuh-men-tl ]
/ ˌɔr nəˈmɛn tl /

adjective

used or grown for ornament: ornamental plants.
providing ornament, decorative.
of or relating to ornament.

noun

something ornamental; decoration; adornment.
a plant cultivated for decorative purposes.

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Origin of ornamental

First recorded in 1640–50; ornament + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for ornamental

ornamental
/ (ˌɔːnəˈmɛntəl) /

adjective

of value as an ornament; decorative
(of a plant) used to decorate houses, gardens, etc

noun

a plant cultivated for show or decoration

Derived forms of ornamental

ornamentally, adverb
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