1 A thing used or serving to make something look more attractive but usually having no practical purpose, especially a small object such as a figurine.
1.1 mass noun Decoration added to embellish something.
1.2 A quality or person adding grace, beauty, or honour to something.
1.3ornamentsMusic Embellishments made to a melody.
2 usually ornaments – Christian Church – The accessories of worship, such as the altar, chalice, and sacred vessels.
Make (something) look more attractive by adding decorative items.
Middle English (also in the sense ‘accessory’): from Old French ournement, from Latin ornamentum ‘equipment, ornament’, from ornare ‘adorn’. The verb dates from the early 18th century.
Today’s word choice was made “after” the Tux Linux mascot 3D ornament design was done.