[ UK /ˌɔːnəmˈɛntə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˌɔɹnəˈmɛntəɫ/ ]
  1. serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose
    cosmetic fenders on cars
    the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative
  1. any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value
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How To Use ornamental In A Sentence

  • Some plants like ornamental grasses or irises may require knives, machetes, or even hatchets to get the job done, but it is worth it.
  • There were floating candles that decorated the pool and the fountain, as well as ornamental flowers arrangements.
  • Stooping, I lifted the belt, ornamental silver medallions that tinkled faintly together like coins of small denominations. I'LL TAKE YOU THERE
  • Additional options include erecting a sizable ornamental canopy or baldachin over the tabernacle, or setting the tabernacle within the apsidal wall or against the backdrop of a decorated reredos. Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend: "Concerning the Central Placement and Noble Design of Tabernacles..."
  • The beet armyworm, Spodoptera exigua (Hubner), is a polyphagous noctuid of worldwide importance that feeds on various agricultural crops, including vegetable, cotton and ornamental.
  • Skirt a purple artichoke with a ruff of silvery artemisia, or mix some ruby-stemmed, fat-leafed rhubarb into a garden bed and you're creating combinations as artful as any in the most ornamental of borders. Valerie Easton: Are Your Vegetables Multi-Tasking??
  • North American deciduous tree (Ulmus americana) having double serrate leaves and winged fruits. It is grown chiefly as an ornamental shade tree but often dies from Dutch elm disease.
  • Whilst ornamental cherries produce no edible crop, the blossom of apples, pears, plums and damsons is usually followed by fruit worth harvesting.
  • But despite the brocaded swags, ornamental carvings and original works of art here, you won't feel you have to tiptoe down the corridors and talk in whispers.
  • Duquin argues that nonactive representations of women may reinforce the view that women's bodies serve an ornamental, rather than instrumental, function.
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