fleuron

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French floron (flower)

Noun[edit]

fleuron (plural fleurons)

  1. an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  2. (architecture) the small flower at the centre of each side of a Corinthian abacus; a flos
  3. the typographic element (❧), used as a punctuation mark or for decoration.

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

fleuron m (plural fleurons)

  1. (crown) jewel
  2. (architecture) fleuron, finial
  3. (botany) floret
  4. (figuratively) jewel, emblem

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