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Noun: volute  vu'l(y)oot
  1. Ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a centre with an increasing distance from the centre
    - spiral
  2. A structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
    "a volute of rope";
    - coil, spiral, whorl, helix
Adjective: volute  vu'l(y)oot
  1. In the shape of a coil
    - coiling, helical, spiral, spiraling [US], voluted, whorled, turbinate, spiralling [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: volutes

See also: coiled

Type of: construction, decoration, ornament, ornamentation, structure

Encyclopedia: Volute