pilcrow

[ pil-kroh ]
/ ˈpɪl kroʊ /
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noun

a paragraph mark.

Nearby words

  1. pilatus,
  2. pilau,
  3. pilch,
  4. pilchard,
  5. pilcomayo,
  6. pile,
  7. pile cap,
  8. pile driver,
  9. pile into,
  10. pile shoe

Origin of pilcrow

1400–50; apparently alteration (perhaps conformed to crow1) of late Middle English pylcraft(e), perhaps < Old French paragrafe, pelagraphe paragraph

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