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fleuron

[flur-on, floo r-]
noun
  1. a floral motif, as one used as a terminal point or in a decorative series on an object.
  2. Printing. flower(def 6).
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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

Historical Examples

  • 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.

    Choffard

    Vera Salomons

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

    Choffard

    Vera Salomons


British Dictionary definitions for fleuron

fleuron

noun
  1. another name for flower (def. 8)
  2. cookery a decorative piece of pastry
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Word Origin

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