fleuron etymology

French word fleuron comes from French fleur

Detailed word origin of fleuron

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fleur French (fra) (archaic, chemistry) Substances with a state of purity or extreme separation, produced by sublimation.. (botany) Flower; bloom; blossom; collectively, the reproductive organs and the envelope which surrounds them in angiosperms (also called "flowering plants").. (by metaphor) The virginity of a woman.. (by metonymy) Flowering plant; angiosperm; the plant with flowers itself.. (figuratively) [...]
fleuron French (fra) (architecture) fleuron, finial. (botany) floret. (crown) jewel. (figuratively) jewel, emblem.

Words with the same origin as fleuron

Descendants of fleur
déflorer florir