any of various oval-shaped beadings, flutings, or reedings used to decorate molding, silverware, etc.
Origin of gadroonFrench godron, probably ; from godet, small cup without handle, bowl ; from Middle Dutch kodde, wooden cylinder, rounded object: for Indo-European base see cud
- Architecture A band of convex molding carved with ornamental beading or reeding.
- An ornamental band, used especially in silverwork, embellished with fluting, reeding, or another continuous pattern.
Origin of gadroonFrench godron, from Old French goderon, perhaps from godet, cup without base or handle, from Middle Dutch kodde, log, from Old Provençal got, cup, from Latin guttus, flask, from gutta, drop.
- Any of a series of raised decorative curves used as adornments on the necks of vases, silverware, etc.
From French godron.