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jambeau

[jam-boh] /ˈdʒæm boʊ/
noun, plural jambeaux
[jam-bohz] /ˈdʒæm boʊz/ (Show IPA)
1.
Armor. greave.
2.
a spikefish, Parahollardia lineata, found in the deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Anglo-French, equivalent to jambe leg (see jamb1) + -eau < Latin -ellus diminutive suffix; see -elle
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jambeau

/ˈdʒæmbəʊ/
noun (pl) -beaux (-bəʊz), -barts, -bers
1.
(often pl) other words for greave
Word Origin
C14: from Anglo-French, from jambe leg; see jamb
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