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[French œ-yuh-duh-bœf] /French ˌœ yə dəˈbœf/
noun, plural oeils-de-boeuf
[French œ-yuh-duh-bœf] /French ˌœ yə dəˈbœf/ (Show IPA)
a comparatively small round or oval window, as in a frieze.
Also called oxeye.
Origin of oeil-de-boeuf
< French: literally, bull's eye Unabridged
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noun (pl) oeils-de-boeuf (œjdəbœf)
a circular window, esp in 17th- and 18th-century French architecture
Word Origin
literally: bull's eye
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