[flur-on, floo r-]
- a floral motif, as one used as a terminal point or in a decorative series on an object.
- Printing. flower(def 6).
Origin of fleuron
1350–1400; < French; Old French floron, equivalent to flor flower + -on noun suffix; replacing Middle English flouroun < Old French
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Examples from the Web for fleuron
And so he went on board the Fleuron to surrender his sword and his privateer commission.Privateers and Privateering
E. P. Statham
Fleuron on the title-page of Histoire de lamesure du temps par les horloges, byFerdinand Berthoud, 1802.
Fleuron on the title-page of volume vii ofCollection complte des uvres deJ.-J.
- another name for flower (def. 8)
- cookery a decorative piece of pastry
C14: from French, from Old French floron, from flor flower