- (architecture) An ornament resembling a ball placed in a circular flower, whose petals form a cup around it; usually inserted in a hollow moulding.
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(plural ball flowers)
- (architecture) An embellishment found on medieval buildings, consisting of a ball enclosed in the petals of a flower.