from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Architecture A band of convex molding carved with ornamental beading or reeding.
- n. An ornamental band, used especially in silverwork, embellished with fluting, reeding, or another continuous pattern.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of a series of raised decorative curves used as adornments on the necks of vases, silverware, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as godroon.
Bronze bowls (gilt) with gadroon or lotus ornament (moulded) in later period.
Of the formations mentioned, the source of only one seems to be unclear -- gadroon; here the French origins are ambiguous, but Provençal < Latin guttus seems less than likely.