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Meaning of pulvinar

pul•vi•nar

Pronunciation: (pul-vī'nur), [key]
— n., pl. adj. pul•vi•nar•i•a
—n.
  1. (in ancient Rome)
    1. a cushioned couch kept in readiness for any visitation of a god.
    2. a cushioned seat at a circus.
  2. Also called(on an Ionic capital) either of two convex forms having on their ends two of the volutes.
—adj.
  1. pulvinate (def. 3).
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