Archit. an ornamental block or bracket placed under a projecting cornice, esp. in the Corinthian order
Origin of modillionItalian modiglione from Late Latin an unverified form mutilio from Classical Latin mutulus, modillion, probably from Etruscan base an unverified form mut-, a projection
An ornamental bracket used in series under a cornice, especially a cornice of the Corinthian, Composite, or Ionic orders.
Origin of modillionItalian modiglione from Vulgar Latin mutiliō mutiliōn- from Latin mūtulus perhaps of Etruscan origin