[pluh-fon; French pla-fawn]
- a ceiling, whether flat or arched, especially one of decorative character.
Origin of plafond
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Oui, messieurs, he was right, and such a plafond is not produced in a day.Fragments of an Autobiography
Have some paper cases ready, which lay on a plafond with some paper underneath.Cassell's Vegetarian Cookery
A. G. Payne
This picture is the finished sketch of a plafond now at Dijon, the birth-place of the painter.
Beautiful oil-paintings, in tasteful gold frames, ornament the plafond; but the magnificent chandelier is the greatest curiosity.Visit to Iceland
As I was poking about, two urchins accosted me and asked if I would like to see the plafond.A Spring Walk in Provence
- a ceiling, esp one having ornamentation
- 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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- 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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