[ flur-on, floo r- ]
/ ˈflɜr ɒn, ˈflʊər- /


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

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

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

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

British Dictionary definitions for fleuron

/ (ˈflʊərɒn, -rən, ˈflɜː-) /


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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