[puh-roo r; French pa-ryr]
- a matching set of jewels or ornaments.
Origin of parure
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A few steps from Emma a gentleman in a blue coat was talking of Italy with a pale young woman wearing a parure of pearls.Madame Bovary
Conceive a parure all of white stones—diamonds, white sapphires, white topazes, tourmalines.Zuleika Dobson
Poetry was the attribute of his order as joy was the parure of the preux chevalier.
Their mother's dress was of golden tissue, trimmed with black chenille, with a parure of pearls and diamonds.The Seven Wives Of Bluebeard
Lbel Wolf, so soon as the young man left him, betook himself to the examination of the parure.A Noble Name
Claire Von Glmer
- a set of jewels or other ornaments
C15: from Old French pareure adornment, from parer to embellish, from Latin parāre to arrange
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