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English definition of “ornamental”

ornamental

adjective uk   /ˌɔː.nəˈmen.təl/ us    /ˌɔːr.nəˈmen.t̬əl/
beautiful rather than useful: a bowl of ornamental china fruit The handles on each side of the box are purely ornamental (= they are for decoration only).AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegantUseless and futile
(Definition of ornamental from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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