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n. pl. an·the·mi·a (-mē-ə)
A pattern of honeysuckle or palm leaves in a radiating cluster, used as a motif in Greek art.
[Greek, diminutive of anthemon, flower, from anthos.]
n, pl -mia (-mɪə)
(Art Terms) a floral design, used esp in ancient Greek and Roman architecture and decoration, usually consisting of honeysuckle, lotus, or palmette leaf motifs
[from Greek: a little flower, from anthos flower]
an•the•mi•on(ænˈθi mi ən)
n., pl. -mi•a (-mi ə)
an ornament of floral forms in a flat radiating cluster, as in architectural decoration or vase painting.
[1860–65; < Greek anthémion, diminutive of ánthemon flower]