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ornamental

or·na·men·tal

ornamental

 
pronunciation:
or n men tl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or pertaining to ornament or decoration; decorative.
The walls were covered by an ornamental tapestry.The mosque has beautiful ornamental features.
definition 2: used or grown solely for decoration.
These sculpted columns are purely ornamental and are not needed to support the roof.The solarium was filled with ornamental trees.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: anything decorative, esp. a plant cultivated for such a purpose.