volute

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Speech
volute
Definition
Noun 
The spiral curve on an Ionic capital.
Etymology
Meaning note
architecture
Noun 
Zoology
The spirals or whorls on a gastropod's shell.
Etymology
Meaning note
zoology
Noun 
Zoology
Any marine gastropod of the family Volutidae.
Etymology
Meaning note
zoology
Adjective 
Engineering
Of a spring: having a spiral curve on its tail.
Etymology
Meaning note
engineering
Noun Verb Adjective Adverb Other
Etymology
From French volute, from Italian voluta, from Latin volūta, from the feminine of volūtus, perfect passive participle of volvō.
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