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parure

[ puh-roor; French pa-ryr ]
/ pəˈrʊər; French paˈrür /
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noun, plural pa·rures [puh-roorz; French pa-ryr]. /pəˈrʊərz; French paˈrür/.

a matching set of jewels or ornaments.

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Origin of parure

1200–50; Middle English <Old French pareure peeling <Latin parātūra (parāt-, past participle stem of parāre to prepare (see pare) + -ūra-ure)
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British Dictionary definitions for parure

parure
/ (pəˈrʊə) /

noun

a set of jewels or other ornaments

Word Origin for parure

C15: from Old French pareure adornment, from parer to embellish, from Latin parāre to arrange
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