plafond

plafond

[pluh-fon; French pla-fawn]
noun, plural plafonds [pluh-fonz; French pla-fawn] . Architecture.
a ceiling, whether flat or arched, especially one of decorative character.

Origin:
1655–65; < French; Middle French platfond ceiling, literally, flat bottom, i.e., underside. See plate1, fund

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plafond (pləˈfɒn, French plafɔ̃)
 
n
1.  a ceiling, esp one having ornamentation
2.  a card game, a precursor of contract bridge
 
[C17: from French, literally: ceiling, maximum, from plat flat + fond bottom, from Latin fundus bottom]

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plafond pla·fond (plə-fŏn', plä-fôɴ')
n.
An anatomical part or surface that is farthest from the midline of the body, especially the articular surface of the distal end of the tibia.

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