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[kawr-nis] /ˈkɔr nɪs/


any of various other ornamental horizontal moldings or bands, as for concealing hooks or rods from which curtains are hung or for supporting picture hooks.
a mass of snow, ice, etc., projecting over a mountain ridge.
verb (used with object), corniced, cornicing.
to furnish or finish with a cornice.

an overhanging ledge of snow formed by the wind on the edge of a mountain ridge, cliff, or corrie
(transitive) (architect) to furnish or decorate with or as if with a cornice

See crown molding

1560s, from Middle French corniche (16c.) or directly from Italian cornice “ornamental molding along a wall,” perhaps from Latin coronis “curved line, flourish in writing,” from Greek koronis “curved object” (see crown). Perhaps influenced by (or even from) Latin cornicem, accusative of cornix “crow” (cf. corbel).


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    [kawr-ni-shon] /ˈkɔr nɪˌʃɒn/ noun 1. a black vinifera grape grown for table use. 2. the vine itself. 3. (lowercase) a cucumber pickle; gherkin. /ˈkɔːnɪˌʃɒn/ noun 1. a type of small gherkin noun a tiny tart gherkin cucumber pickle, a traditional accompaniment to pâté Word Origin French for ‘gherkin’

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    [kawr-ni-kuh l] /ˈkɔr nɪ kəl/ noun 1. any of various small, horn-shaped processes, especially one of a pair of tubes at the posterior end of the abdomen of aphids, from which a waxy fluid is emitted.

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    [kawr-nik-yuh-lit, -leyt] /kɔrˈnɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/ adjective 1. resembling a small horn in appearance. 2. having horns or hornlike parts; horned. /kɔːˈnɪkjʊˌleɪt; -lɪt/ adjective 1. having horns or hornlike projections 2. relating to or resembling a horn corniculate cor·nic·u·late (kôr-nĭk’yə-lāt’, -lĭt) adj. Having horns or hornlike projections.

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