oeil-de-boeuf

[ French œ-yuh-duh-bœf ]
/ French ˌœ yə dəˈbœf /
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noun, plural oeils-de-boeuf [French œ-yuh-duh-bœf] /French ˌœ yə dəˈbœf/.

a comparatively small round or oval window, as in a frieze.

Origin of oeil-de-boeuf

< French: literally, bull's eye
Also called oxeye.
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oeil-de-boeuf

/ French (œjdəbœf) /

noun plural oeils-de-boeuf (œjdəbœf)

a circular window, esp in 17th- and 18th-century French architecture

Word Origin for oeil-de-boeuf

literally: bull's eye
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