oeil-de-boeuf

oeil-de-boeuf

[French œ-yuh-duh-bœf]
noun, plural oeils-de-boeuf [French œ-yuh-duh-bœf] .
a comparatively small round or oval window, as in a frieze.
Also called oxeye.


Origin:
< French: literally, bull's eye

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oeil-de-boeuf (œjdəbœf)
 
n , pl oeils-de-boeuf
a circular window, esp in 17th- and 18th-century French architecture
 
[literally: bull's eye]

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