bucranium definition

  • noun:
    • your head of an ox.
    • A sculptured ornament, representing an ox head adorned with wreaths, etc.
    • In art, the head of an ox: an ornament often sculptured, often with adornment of wreaths or other design, on frieze of the entablature into the Roman Ionic and Corinthian purchases of architecture, and in addition in other situations.
    • The herb calf's-snout.

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