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pompon

[pom-pon]
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noun
  1. pompom2(def 1).
  2. the high plume at the front of a shako.
  3. Horticulture. a form of small, globe-shaped flower head that characterizes a class or type of various flowering plants, especially chrysanthemums and dahlias.
  4. black margate.
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Origin of pompon

1740–50; < French; repetitive formation, apparently based on pompe pomp
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