/ee ol"ik/, n.
1. the Greek dialect of ancient Aeolis and Thessaly; Aeolian.
2. Archit. noting or pertaining to a capital used in the Greek territories of the eastern Aegean in the 7th and 6th centuries B.C., having two volutes rising from a shaft in opposite directions, and often having below them two convex rings of leaf ornament in the form of water-lily buds.
3. Aeolian (def. 1).
Also, Eolic.
[1730-40; < L Aeolicus < Gk Aiolikós, equiv. to Aioleús (pl. Aioleîs) + -ikos -IC]

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