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pompon

[pom-pon] /ˈpɒm pɒn/
noun
1.
pompom2 (def 1).
2.
the high plume at the front of a shako.
3.
Horticulture. a form of small, globe-shaped flower head that characterizes a class or type of various flowering plants, especially chrysanthemums and dahlias.
Origin of pompon
1740-1750
1740-50; < French; repetitive formation, apparently based on pompe pomp
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