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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Ovolo molding between the shaft and the abacus of a Doric column.

Usage examples (27)
  • This echinus is a model, a prototype, of the world.
  • Would the echinus ever be aware of their existence? '
  • 'The old man may not be so far out with his blessed echinus.'
  • "Charity you are an echinus; harmless and pleasing to look at but very prickly." for more
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