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See also: perdû
perdu (not comparable)
- (obsolete, military) Stationed in an exposed or hazardous position; hidden in ambush. Originally as sentinel perdu. [17th–19th c.]
- (now rare) In a dangerous situation; lost, desperate. [from 17th c.]
- (now rare) Hidden; concealed from sight. Chiefly with lie. [from 17th c.]
- 1792, Charlotte Smith, Desmond, Broadview, published 2001, page 346:
- I stood perdu behind Mr Grimbold; a tall personage, whose broad shoulders, however, just permitted me to peep over at the Major, who had not yet espied me.
perdu (plural perdus)
- imperative of perdi
- “perdu”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
perdu (strong nominative masculine singular perduer, not comparable)
- shrub: a woody plant smaller than a tree, and usually with several stems from the same base.
- clump (of trees), cluster
- Synonym: rumpun
- “perdu” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia, Jakarta: Language Development and Fostering Agency — Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic Indonesia, 2016.