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chevelure

[ shev-uh-loor; French shuhvuh-lyr ]
/ ˌʃɛv əˈlʊər; French ʃəvəˈlür /
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noun

a head of hair.

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Origin of chevelure

First recorded in 1450–1500; late Middle English cheveler, chefe-lere, cheweler ; from Old French cheveleüre “head of hair, wig,” from Latin capillātūra “hairlike flaw in a gem or gemstone,” derivative of the adjective capillātus “longhaired,” derivative of capillus “the hair on the head”
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