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1 Conventional representation of a flower (e.g. fleuron in the centre of an abacus-face on a Corinthian capital).

2 Circular ornament resembling a patera, used to decorate ceilings, etc., hence ceiling-rose in the centre from which a chandelier or light-fitting is suspended. It is often found ornamented with stylized leaves, and according to its size is termed rosace or rosette.

3 Rosewindow.

Subjects: Architecture.


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