Meaning of ornamental

or•na•men•tal

Pronunciation: (ôr"nu-men'tl), [key]
— adj.
  1. used or grown for ornament: ornamental plants.
  2. providing ornament; decorative.
  3. of or pertaining to ornament.
—n.
  1. something ornamental; decoration; adornment.
  2. a plant cultivated for decorative purposes.
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