fleuron

fleuron

[flur-on, floor-]
noun
1.
a floral motif, as one used as a terminal point or in a decorative series on an object.
2.
Printing. flower ( def 6 ).

Origin:
1350–1400; < French; Old French floron, equivalent to flor flower + -on noun suffix; replacing Middle English flouroun < Old French

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fleuron (ˈflʊərɒn, -rən, ˈflɜː-)
 
n
1.  another name for flower
2.  cookery a decorative piece of pastry
 
[C14: from French, from Old French floron, from florflower]

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