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Definition of volute:

  1. A spiral scroll which forms the chief feature of the Ionic capital, and which, on a much smaller scale, is a feature in the Corinthian and Composite capitals. See Illust. of Capital, also Helix, and Stale.
  2. A spiral turn, as in certain shells.
  3. Any voluta.

Synonyms:

verticillated, whorled, helix, coiled, turbinate, ringlet, curl, coiling, roll, curlicue, helical, gyre, scroll, genus Helix, spiraling, voluted, whorl, lock, spiral, coil, verticillate.

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