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fleuron

[ flur-on, floor- ]
/ ˈflɜr ɒn, ˈflʊər- /
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noun

a floral motif, as one used as a terminal point or in a decorative series on an object.
Printing. flower (def. 6).

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Origin of fleuron

1350–1400; <French; Old French floron, equivalent to florflower + -on noun suffix; replacing Middle English flouroun<Old French
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Example sentences from the Web for fleuron

  • The handle broke, the flame set fire to the loose powder,—and that was the end of the gallant ship Fleuron.

  • Fleuron on the title-page of Histoire de lamesure du temps par les horloges, byFerdinand Berthoud, 1802.

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  • Fleuron on the title-page of volume vii ofCollection complte des uvres deJ.-J.

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  • And so he went on board the Fleuron to surrender his sword and his privateer commission.

British Dictionary definitions for fleuron

fleuron
/ (ˈflʊərɒn, -rən, ˈflɜː-) /

noun

another name for flower (def. 8)
cookery a decorative piece of pastry

Word Origin for fleuron

C14: from French, from Old French floron, from flor flower
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