Definition of modenature in English:

modenature

(also modénature)

Pronunciation /məˈdeɪnətjʊə/ /məˈdeɪnətʃʊə/ /məˈdeɪnətʃə/

noun

rare Architecture
  • The arrangement of mouldings to form a cornice; a series of such mouldings.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Evelyn (1620–1706), diarist and writer. From French modénature from Italian modanatura from modano architectural moulding + -atura.