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oak leaf cluster

noun
1.
a U.S. military decoration in the form of a small bronze twig bearing four oak leaves and three acorns, worn on the ribbon of another decoration for valor, wounds, or distinguished service to signify a second award of the same medal.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20, Americanism
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