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 gadroonEarly Modern English gooderoon, gaudron from French godron from Middle French from Old French goderon god- in godet drinking vessel without a base or handle (such vessels being frequently ornamented with gadroons in medieval times; from Middle Dutch kodde cudgel, staff, cylindrical piece of wood Frisian kudde cudgel) -eron diminutive suffix ( from Old French -ier, -er noun suffix ) ( from Latin -ārius noun suffix ) (Old French -on diminutive suffix ) ( from Latin -ō, -ōn- hypocoristic suffix )
- Any of a series of raised decorative curves used as adornments on the necks of vases, silverware, etc.
From French godron.