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rinceau

[ French ran-soh ]
/ French rɛ̃ˈsoʊ /
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noun, plural rin·ceaux [French ran-soh]. /French rɛ̃ˈsoʊ/.

an ornamental foliate or floral motif.

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Origin of rinceau

1770–80; <French; Middle French rainsel<Vulgar Latin *rāmuscellus, derivative of Late Latin rāmusculus, diminutive of rāmus branch (see ramus)

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