rose window


noun

a circular window decorated with tracery symmetrical about the center.

Compare wheel window.

Origin of rose window

First recorded in 1765–75
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rose window

noun

a circular window, esp one that has ornamental tracery radiating from the centre to form a symmetrical roselike patternAlso called: wheel window, rosette
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