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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).
Translations of “ornamental”
in Korean 장식품의…
in Arabic زُخرُفي…
in Portuguese decorativo, de enfeite…
in Catalan ornamental…
in Japanese 装飾用の…
in Italian ornamentale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝飾性的,裝飾用的, 裝飾的…
in Russian декоративный…
in Turkish süsleyici, süs olarak kullanılan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 装饰物,饰品…
in Polish ozdobny…
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