Definitions for: Ornamental


[n] any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value
[adj] serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose; "cosmetic fenders on cars"; "the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative"



Webster (1913) Definition: Or`na*men"tal, a. [Cf. F. ornemental.]
Serving to ornament; characterized by ornament; beautifying;
embellishing.

Some think it most ornamental to wear their bracelets
on their wrists; others, about their ankles. --Sir T.
Browne.

Synonyms: cosmetic, decorative, nonfunctional

See Also: flora, plant, plant life

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