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fourragère

[foo r-uh-zhair; French foo-ra-zher] /ˈfʊər əˌʒɛər; French fu raˈʒɛr/
noun, plural fourragères
[foo r-uh-zhairz; French foo-ra-zher] /ˈfʊər əˌʒɛərz; French fu raˈʒɛr/ (Show IPA)
(in French and U.S. military use)
1.
an ornament of cord worn on the shoulder.
2.
such a cord awarded as an honorary decoration, as to members of a regiment or other unit that has received a requisite number of citations.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; < French
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British Dictionary definitions for fourragère

fourragère

/ˈfʊərəˌʒɛə; French furaʒɛr/
noun
1.
an ornamental cord worn on the shoulder of a uniform for identification or as an award, esp in the US and French Armies
Word Origin
French, feminine adj of fourrager relating to forage, from fourrageforage
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