ornamental ornamental  /ˌɔr nə ˈmɛn təl/


  1. (n) any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value
  2. (adj) serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose



  1. The town centerpiece is the Zwaanendael Museum, a model of a Dutch city hall with ornamental gables and carved stonework.
  2. The ancient Egyptians would go to parties in an ornamental cone of perfumed wax.


  1. Oak Park fashion camp helps kids create clothes

    OAK PARK — Liita Forsyth, proprietor of Little Bits Workshop in River Forest, helps Evelyn Drews sew an ornamental button onto a lace patch that is the focal point of a small purse that matches her denim skirt. A few minutes later, the 11-year-old joins her friends Maddie Fox, Katherine Andolina and Isabella Malagoli on the runway in the second-floor hallway at Percy Julian Middle School, where ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Oak Park Leaves

  2. Poky Pedaling to host Bell-Ringer Ride

    Poky Pedaling Stevens Point will hold an Ornamental Water Well Bell-Ringer Ride starting at 1 p.m. Saturday. Participants should meet at 12:45 p.m. near the tennis courts at Little Plover River Park, 1501 Hoover Ave., Plover.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Stevens Point Journal

  3. Crime Log

    A Reedley woman reported to police on Sunday, June 9, that her daughter’s ashes were stolen when someone broke into her residence in the 100 block of North Sunset Avenue. The ashes were in an ornamental box in the living room, said Reedley Police Lt. Marc Ediger.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Reedley Exponent


  1. "Many of our public water utilities are seeing extremely high demand. Until we get another good, soaking rain, it is simply common sense to avoid unnecessary water usage such as watering lawns, washing cars at home or running ornamental fountains....
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Jodi Rell Source: WFSB Hartford

  2. "If you travel around in Italy and look at the buildings, you will see that the Italians just love ornamental stone," Alvarez said. "Even if you wander around San Francisco and look at the storefronts, you will see limestone and marble from...
    on Dec 19, 2008 By: Walter Alvarez Source: UC Berkeley

  3. Hillary Clinton said Republicans viewed middle class Americans not as "fundamental, but ornamental" to the functioning of the US economy.
    on Oct 13, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: eTaiwan News

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