gadroon definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French godron, probably ; from godet, small cup without handle, bowl ; from Middle Dutch kodde, wooden cylinder, rounded object: for Indo-European base see cud
- gadrooning noun
gadroon definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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: French 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.
- ga·droonedˈ adjective
- ga·droonˈing noun