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volute

vo·lute

volute

 
pronunciation:
v lut
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a twisting, spiral form.
definition 2: in architecture, a spiral ornament, found esp. on Ionic and Corinthian capitals.
definition 3: in biology, the spiral of a shell, or any of a family of marine snails with brightly colored spiral shells.
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part of speech: adjective
definition: characterized by a spiraled or scroll-like form.
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