Definition of Fleuron

1. n. A flower-shaped ornament, esp. one terminating an object or forming one of a series, as a knob of a cover to a dish, or a flower-shaped part in a necklace.



Definition of Fleuron

1. Noun. an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower ¹

2. Noun. (architecture) the small flower at the centre of each side of a Corinthian abacus; a flos ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fleuron

1. a floral ornament [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fleuron

fletched
fletcherite
fletchers
fletches
fletching
fletchings
fletiferous
fletton
flettons
fleur-de-lis
fleur-de-lys
fleur-de-lysed
fleur de sel
fleuret
fleurets
fleuron (current term)
fleurons
fleurs
fleurs-de-lis
fleurs de sel
fleury
flew
flew the coop
flew the nest
flewed
flews
flex
flex one's muscles
flexagon
flexagons

Literary usage of Fleuron

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bibliography of Eighteenth Century Art and Illustrated Books: Being a Guide by J. Lewine (1898)
"Anti-Rousseau, par le poète sans fard. Rotterdam, 1712, 12mo., fine frontispiece, and fleuron on title by Van ..."

2. A Geographical and Historical Description of Ancient Greece: With a Map, and by John Anthony Cramer (1828)
"... of fleuron, often mentioned by Homer, and cele-Pi«iron brated in the heroic times of Greece. ..."

3. A Descriptive List of the Coppers Issued by Authority, for the State of by Thomas Hall (1892)
"Second fleuron distant to left of hair. Lower left corner of first N, distant from hair. ... Third fleuron about equally spaced between wreath and C. R, ..."

4. Catalogue of Books Selected from the Library of an English Amateur by Carnarvon (1897)
"G. Collation : One frontispiece, one vignette, one fleuron, one ornamented letter, four plates, and one cul-de-lampe, drawn and engraved by Martinet and ..."

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