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fleuron

[flur-on, floo r-] /ˈflɜr ɒn, ˈflʊər-/
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
1350-1400; < French; Old French floron, equivalent to flor flower + -on noun suffix; replacing Middle English flouroun < Old French
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British Dictionary definitions for fleuron

fleuron

/ˈflʊərɒn; -rən; ˈflɜː-/
noun
1.
another name for flower (sense 8)
2.
(cookery) a decorative piece of pastry
Word Origin
C14: from French, from Old French floron, from florflower
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