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or·na·men·tal

 (ôr′nə-mĕn′tl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or serving as an ornament or decoration.
n.
Something that serves as ornamentation, especially a plant grown for its beauty.

or′na·men′tal·ly adv.

ornamental

(ˌɔːnəˈmɛntəl)
adj
1. of value as an ornament; decorative
2. (Botany) (of a plant) used to decorate houses, gardens, etc
n
(Botany) a plant cultivated for show or decoration
ˌornaˈmentally adv

or•na•men•tal

(ˌɔr nəˈmɛn tl)

adj.
1. used or grown for ornament: ornamental plants.
2. providing ornament; decorative.
3. of or pertaining to ornament.
n.
4. something ornamental, esp. a plant cultivated for decorative purposes.
[1640–50]
or`na•men′tal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ornamental - any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental valueornamental - any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
flowering maple - an ornamental plant of the genus Abutilon having leaves that resemble maple leaves
Adj.1.ornamental - serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose; "cosmetic fenders on cars"; "the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative"
nonfunctional - not having or performing a function

ornamental

Translations
زيني، زُخْرُفي، للزّينَه فَقَط
díszítõ
skraut-
okrasný
okrasen
dekoratifsüsleyici

ornamental

[ˌɔːnəˈmentl] ADJdecorativo, de adorno (Bot) → ornamental

ornamental

[ˌɔːrnəˈmɛntəl] adj [feature] → ornemental(e); [garden] → ornemental(e)
an ornamental pond → un bassin ornemental

ornamental

adjdekorativ; detailschmückend, zierend; for ornamental purposeszur Dekoration; to be purely ornamentalzur Verzierung or Zierde (da) sein; wives were only expected to look ornamentalEhefrauen hatten nur zur Dekoration da zu sein; ornamental object or pieceZier- or Schmuckgegenstand m, → Zierat m (geh); ornamental garden/pondZiergarten m/-teich m; ornamental plantZierpflanze f

ornamental

[ˌɔːnəˈmɛntl] adjornamentale

ornament

(ˈoːnəmənt) noun
something decorative, intended to make a room etc more beautiful. china ornaments.
(oːnəˈment) verb
to decorate. The church was richly ornamented.
ˌornamenˈtation noun
ˌornaˈmental (-ˈmen-) adjective
used for ornament. an ornamental pool in the garden.
References in classic literature ?
Every word is either current, or strange, or metaphorical, or ornamental, or newly-coined, or lengthened, or contracted, or altered.
Were they made of gold they would look like trinkets, like ornamental toys, no bigger in proportion than a jewelled drop in a woman's ear.
Having gone round the corner of the hothouse to the ornamental garden, he saw that the carved garden fence was broken and branches of the plum trees had been torn off with the fruit.
Still, I cannot see as it matters much, for I wish my Patchwork Girl to be useful rather than ornamental.
Halting for an instant at the foot of the ladder, and with both hands grasping the ornamental knobs of the man-ropes, Father Mapple cast a look upwards, and then with a truly sailorlike but still reverential dexterity, hand over hand, mounted the steps as if ascending the main-top of his vessel.
We shall leave to the reader to determine with what judgment we have chosen the several occasions for inserting those ornamental parts of our work.
He was so unworldly and so little of a courtier that when the new Emperor Su Tsung returned in triumph to the capital and appointed him Imperial Censor, he fulfilled his new duties by telling his majesty the whole unpalatable truth in a manner strangely free from ornamental apology, and was promptly rewarded with the exile of a provincial governorship.
As for ornamental articles of furniture, we recollect but two, if such they may be called.
What was once a smooth-shaven lawn before the house, dotted here and there with ornamental shrubs, was now covered with frowsy tangled grass, with horseposts set up, here and there, in it, where the turf was stamped away, and the ground littered with broken pails, cobs of corn, and other slovenly remains.
It was a very venerable structure, very strong, and very ornamental.
It is called the Snow-White and Rose-Red Soap, six cakes in an ornamental box, only twenty cents for the white, twenty-five cents for the red.
At the end of the ornamental water was the gray mass of the Horse Guards.