pompon

[ pom-pon ]
/ ˈpɒm pɒn /

noun

the high plume at the front of a shako.
Horticulture. a form of small, globe-shaped flower head that characterizes a class or type of various flowering plants, especially chrysanthemums and dahlias.

Origin of pompon

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