"small flower," 1811, from French fleurette, diminutive of fleur (see flower (n.)).
- flettner control,
- fleury, andré hercule de,
- fleury, claude
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The foil is called in French fleuret, and in Italian fioretto (literally “bud”) from this button.
Fleuret meant in Old French a sword-blade not yet polished and hilted, and we find it used, as we do Eng.The Romance of Words (4th ed.)|Ernest Weekley