pyramidion

[ pir-uh-mid-ee-uh n, -on ]
/ ˌpɪr əˈmɪd i ən, -ˌɒn /
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noun, plural pyr·a·mid·i·a [pir-uh-mid-ee-uh] /ˌpɪr əˈmɪd i ə/.

a miniature pyramid, as at the apex of an obelisk.

Nearby words

  1. pyramidal orchid,
  2. pyramidal peak,
  3. pyramidal radiation,
  4. pyramidal tract,
  5. pyramidical,
  6. pyramids,
  7. pyramine,
  8. pyramus and thisbe,
  9. pyran,
  10. pyranometer

Origin of pyramidion

1830–40; < New Latin, equivalent to pȳramid- pyramid + -ion diminutive suffix < Greek

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