- an ornament formed like a small conventionalized flower.
Origin of fleurette
1805–15; < French: literally, little flower
[flu-ret, floo-; French flœ-ret]
- a female given name.
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Examples from the Web for fleurette
Fleurette, too gentle and too miserable for intricate argument, sighed.
“It is as you like, Aristide,” said Fleurette, with wistful eyes.
Yet, in spite of the weekly letters, Fleurette continued to droop.
“I will do whatever you tell me, M. Pujol,” said Fleurette, humbly.
It must not be imagined that Fleurette thought the bed hard.
- an ornament resembling a flower
C19: French, literally: a small flower, from fleur flower
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