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fleuret

n.

"small flower," 1811, from French fleurette, diminutive of fleur (see flower (n.)).

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  • 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

  • The foil is called in French fleuret, and in Italian fioretto (literally “bud”) from this button.