or·na·men·tal a. Serving to ornament; characterized by ornament; beautifying; embellishing.
Some think it most ornamental to wear their bracelets on their wrists; others, about their ankles. --Sir T. Browne.
adj : serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose; "cosmetic
fenders on cars"; "the buildings were utilitarian
rather than decorative" [syn: cosmetic, decorative]
n : any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value