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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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One of those elements is the mosque-like onion dome that adorns the center roofline of the building.
The church features a Russian-style onion dome as well as a Greek-style central dome, reflecting some of the ethnicities of the congregation.
From the famous onion dome statues to the popular Matryoshka dolls, ladle spoons, samovars -- it is all about Russia when you enter this pavilion which has over 80 exhibitors and kiosks.
These is one of the most striking feature of the mosque, as it is uniquely different and outstanding compared to other mosque that has a onion dome, but it this National Mosque it resembles a partly-opened umbrella like roof which symbolizes under the protection of Allah.
Speaking about the demolition of the Vahdettin Mansion's onion dome, YylmaztE-rk said getting rid of this characteristic of the building, which was considered a historical asset, in the name of renovation is a major offense.
When the water in the pot is boiling, the onion dome is carefully removed and the column is placed on the pot making sure it is square.
This creature is the focal point of the main space, save for a large, rusting column crowned with woven plastic plaid shopping bags (the kind so easily found in Chinatown) arranged carefully to mimic an onion dome. At the back of the gallery, "Vertigo 1" (2012), a colorful rug, dangles as though it had begun to scale the wall but never quite finished.
But the clues were all around me, in the Russian Orthodox church up the road, its onion dome rising amid the redwoods clotted with wisteria; in the slanted crosses of the local cemetery; and in the Russian names of some of the neighborhood's summer residents.
Port Gibson's synagogue, Temple Gemiluth Chassed (Acts of Righteousness), built in 1891, is a Moorish-style structure with an onion dome that can easily be seen from Highway 61.
Cook's singular construction (mutant bagpipe, blob, bubble) takes its place in a Graz skyline already vigorously animated by onion dome spires, castles and clocktowers, not to mention assorted modern Grazer Schule interventions.
The majestic white marble structure with an onion dome at its center was built by Mogul emperor Shah Jahan to honor his wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died from an illness shortly after giving birth to their 14th child.