palmette

[ pal-met ]
/ pælˈmɛt /

noun

a conventionalized shape in the form of palmately spread leaves or sections, used as ornamentation.Compare anthemion, lotus (def. 5).

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Origin of palmette

From French, dating back to 1835–45; see origin at palm2, -ette
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British Dictionary definitions for palmette

palmette
/ (pælˈmɛt) /

noun

archaeol an ornament or design resembling the palm leaf

Word Origin for palmette

C19: from French: a little palm ²
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