jambeau

[ jam-boh ]
/ ˈdʒæm boʊ /

noun, plural jam·beaux [jam-bohz]. /ˈdʒæm boʊz/.

Armor. greave.
a spikefish, Parahollardia lineata, found in the deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

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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)

/ (ˈdʒæmbəʊ) /

noun plural -beaux (-bəʊz), -barts or -bers

(often plural) other words for greave

Word Origin for jambeau

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