- 1A flower-shaped ornament or motif, used especially on buildings, coins, and books.More example sentences
- At Ghent the bell is surrounded by recessed mouchettes and crowned by a fleuron that rises to the shallow enframing arch, all of which is set within the rectangular field above each window.
- They tend to come in threes, though a single fleuron can be useful to indicate the beginning of a paragraph.
- Eight crowns with alternating large and small fleurons are described.
- 2A small piece of puff pastry used for garnishing.More example sentences
- He compares the rolls they ate to ‘those flaky pieces of baked dough that the French call fleurons.’
- It's traditional to serve poached salmon with a fleuron
late Middle English: from Old French floron, from flour ( see flower).
More definitions of fleuronDefinition of fleuron in:
- The US English dictionary