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[French ran-soh]
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noun, plural rin·ceaux [French ran-soh] /French rɛ̃ˈsoʊ/.
  1. an ornamental foliate or floral motif.

Origin of rinceau

1770–80; < French; Middle French rainsel < Vulgar Latin *rāmuscellus, derivative of Late Latin rāmusculus, diminutive of rāmus branch (see ramus)
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