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parure

[puh-roo r; French pa-ryr] /pəˈrʊər; French paˈrür/
noun, plural parures
[puh-roo rz; French pa-ryr] /pəˈrʊərz; French paˈrür/ (Show IPA)
1.
a matching set of jewels or ornaments.
Origin of parure
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English < Old French pareure peeling < Latin parātūra (parāt-, past participle stem of parāre to prepare (see pare) + -ūra -ure)
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British Dictionary definitions for parure

parure

/pəˈrʊə/
noun
1.
a set of jewels or other ornaments
Word Origin
C15: from Old French pareure adornment, from parer to embellish, from Latin parāre to arrange
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