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ornamental (adj.)

"serving as an ornament; adding beauty, grace, or attractiveness," 1640s, formed in English from ornament (n.) + -al (1) and partly from Latin ornamentalis, from ornamentum.

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Definitions of ornamental
1
ornamental (n.)
any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value;
2
ornamental (adj.)
serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose;
Synonyms: cosmetic / decorative
From wordnet.princeton.edu