Gadroon definition

gə-dro͝on
(architecture) A band of convex molding carved with ornamental beading or reeding.
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An ornamental band, used especially in silverwork, embellished with fluting, reeding, or another continuous pattern.
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Any of various oval-shaped beadings, flutings, or reedings used to decorate molding, silverware, etc.
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Any of a series of raised decorative curves used as adornments on the necks of vases, silverware, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gadroon
Plural:
gadroons

Origin of gadroon

  • 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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French godron.

    From Wiktionary