Definition of oeil-de-boeuf in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˌəːɪdəˈbəːf

noun (plural oeils-de-boeuf pronunc. same)

  • A small round window.
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    • Because of its shape, an ox-eye or oeil-de-boeuf was also a small round window.


mid 18th century: French, literally 'ox-eye'.

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