[foor-uh-zhair; French foo-ra-zher]
noun, plural fourragères [foor-uh-zhairz; French foo-ra-zher] (in French and U.S. military use)
an ornament of cord worn on the shoulder.
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.

1915–20; < French Unabridged
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fourragère (ˈfʊərəˌʒɛə, French furaʒɛr)
an ornamental cord worn on the shoulder of a uniform for identification or as an award, esp in the US and French Armies
[French, feminine adj of fourrager relating to forage, from fourrageforage]

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