Meaning of echinus
Pronunciation: (i-kī'nus), [key]
— pl. -ni
- any sea urchin of the genus Echinus.
- an ovolo molding, esp. one having an outline with several radii or one carved with an egg-and-dart pattern. See illus. undermolding.
- the prominent circular molding supporting the abacus of a Doric or Tuscan capital.
- Also calledcymatium.the circular molding, usually carved with an egg-and-dart pattern, forming part of an Ionic capital between the volutes and under the balteus.
- echinus (Thesaurus)