jambeau

[jam-boh]
noun, plural jam·beaux [jam-bohz] /ˈdʒæm boʊz/.
  1. Armor. greave.
  2. a spikefish, Parahollardia lineata, found in the deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Origin of jambeau

1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French, equivalent to jambe leg (see jamb1) + -eau < Latin -ellus diminutive suffix; see -elle
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British Dictionary definitions for jambeau

jambeau

jambart (ˈdʒæmbɑːt) or jamber (ˈdʒæmbə)

noun plural -beaux (-bəʊz), -barts or -bers
  1. (often plural) other words for greave

Word Origin for jambeau

C14: from Anglo-French, from jambe leg; see jamb
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