verb (used with object)
Origin of festoon
Examples from the Web for festoon
Historical Examples of festoon
Every tiny house, even when it stood on the beach, had its own festoon of flowers.Walking Shadows
He was so fond of the festoon that he sometimes painted it alone.The Standard Galleries - Holland
Festoon the sides of the scenery and the ceiling with spruce and flowers.Home Pastimes; or Tableaux Vivants
James H. Head
At the banquet a festoon of roses was suspended over the table.
Cook came out of the library where she was assisting with the festoon hanging.More William
- the scalloped appearance of the gums where they meet the teeth
- a design carved on the base material of a denture to simulate this
- either of two Zerynthia species of white pierid butterfly of southern Europe, typically mottled red, yellow, and brown
- an ochreous brown moth, Apoda avellana the unusual sluglike larvae of which feed on oak leaves
Word Origin for festoon
1620s, from French feston (16c.), from Italian festone, literally "a festive ornament," apparently from festa "celebration, feast," from Vulgar Latin *festa (see feast (n.)). The verb is attested from 1789. Related: Festooned.