Definition of ornamental in English:

ornamental

Line breaks: or¦na|men¦tal
Pronunciation: /ɔːnəˈmɛnt(ə)l
 
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adjective

noun

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  • A plant grown for its attractive appearance.
    More example sentences
    • Scale insects enjoy perennial plants and can devastate nut and fruit trees, greenhouse plants, forest vegetation, woody ornamentals, and house plants.
    • Both ornamentals and vegetables are grown hydroponically in greenhouses.
    • Reaching for the skies with perennials, vines, ornamentals, and trees is one way of bringing new levels to your landscape.

Derivatives

ornamentalism

noun
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  • And how can she believe men are imprisoned in this ornamentalism against which women have already revolted when women are as preoccupied by their looks as ever?
  • Irvine covers a number of styles, from rural retreats to urban settings, and from the 18th century ornamentalism of William Kent to the cosmopolitan style of Hicks.
  • Lord Lytton had noted the importance of ‘birth, rank and hereditary influence’ in India and helped create the ornamentalism Cannadine examines.

ornamentalist

noun
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  • The use of relatively unmixed colors and simplified forms in these paintings reflect his training as an ornamentalist.
  • As a city based garden and landscaper for all of my working life I had become disgruntled with working for suburban ornamentalists with the Burkes Back Yard attitude to gardening.

ornamentally

adverb
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  • The patka or sash worn by both sexes was ornamentally woven with borders and buttis at both ends.
  • On our way back to Karaganda we passed a series of small, ornamentally walled enclosures.
  • You have seeds from a cedar (genus cedrus), which is not native to the United States but has been planted ornamentally.

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