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ORNAMENTAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ornamental mean? 

ORNAMENTAL (noun)
  The noun ORNAMENTAL has 1 sense:

1. any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value

  Familiarity information: ORNAMENTAL used as a noun is very rare.


ORNAMENTAL (adjective)
  The adjective ORNAMENTAL has 1 sense:

1. serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose

  Familiarity information: ORNAMENTAL used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ORNAMENTAL (noun)


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Meaning:

Any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("ornamental" is a kind of...):

flora; plant; plant life (a living organism lacking the power of locomotion)


ORNAMENTAL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose

Synonyms:

cosmetic; decorative; ornamental

Context examples:

cosmetic fenders on cars / the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative

Similar:

nonfunctional (not having or performing a function)


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