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ROSE WINDOW

A circular window, with mullions and tracery, usually radiating from the center, filled with stained glass. Characteristic of Gothic architecture, it went through various stages of development, finally becoming the center of a vast composition in a tier of lower windows.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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