n. pl. an·the·mi·a (-mē-ə)
A pattern of honeysuckle or palm leaves in a radiating cluster, used as a motif in Greek art.
[Greek, diminutive of anthemon, flower, from anthos.]
(click for a larger image)anthemion
detail of anthemions and a palmette on the exterior of the Royal Scottish Academy of Art
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