herm


herm
/hɜm/ (say herm)

noun
a kind of monument or statue, common in ancient Athens, consisting of a head, usually that of the god Hermes, supported on a quadrangular pillar corresponding roughly in mass to the absent body and fitted with genitalia, in the case of the male, and often with projections near the shoulders on which wreaths might be hung.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.