onion dome

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onion dome

n.
A pointed bulbous domelike roof, used especially in Russia and parts of eastern and central Europe.
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onion dome

n
(Architecture) a bulb-shaped dome characteristic of Byzantine and Russian church architecture
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Noun1.onion dome - a dome that is shaped like a bulbonion dome - a dome that is shaped like a bulb; characteristic of Russian and Byzantine church architecture
dome - a hemispherical roof
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