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 for ovolo
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ovolo \O"vo*lo\, n. [It. ovolo, uovolo, fr. L. ovum an egg. Cf.
     Ovule.] (Arch.)
     A round, convex molding. See Illust. of Column.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: In Roman work it is usually a quarter circle in
           section; in Greek work it is flatter, and is equivalent
           to the echinus; that is, it has in section the elastic
           curve of the shell of the sea urchin. In mediaeval
           architecture it is not distinguishable from the
           multitude of convex moldings, of all sections, which
           are used.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ovolo
      n 1: a convex molding having a cross section in the form of a
           quarter of a circle or of an ellipse [syn: ovolo,
           thumb, quarter round]

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