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Corinthian order capital
The most ornate of the three main orders of classical Greek architecture, characterized by a slender fluted column having an ornate flared capital decorated with acanthus leaves.
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|Noun||1.||Corinthian order - the last Greek order; similar to the Ionic order except the capital is decorated with carvings of acanthus leaves|
order - (architecture) one of original three styles of Greek architecture distinguished by the type of column and entablature used or a style developed from the original three by the Romans
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