ornamental

[ awr-nuh-men-tl ]SEE DEFINITION OF ornamental
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When the window was new it must have been surmounted in the middle of the arch by an ornamental design.

To count by miles is a useless and ornamental elegance of civilization.

At first his father had made an ornamental draughtsman of him for personal use.

In the case of an ornamental boat the rudder can be fixed as shown in Fig. 115.

An ornamental tree with dense foliage; often cultivated from Europe.

I did not suppose it could be made either useful or ornamental.

The plaza is also shaded by thick clusters of ornamental trees.

He may be an ornamental, but he is certainly not ipso facto a useful, member of society.

Those chickens near you are the least ornamental things I see.

He was ornamental, all right, and it wa'n't any news to him either.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, partly formed in English from ornament (n.) + -al (1); partly from Latin ornamentalis, from ornamentum.

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