Dictionary

parure

noun pa·rure \pə-ˈrr\

Definition of PARURE

:  a matched set of ornaments (as jewelry)

Origin of PARURE

French, literally, adornment, from Old French pareure, from parer to prepare, adorn — more at pare
First Known Use: 1818

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: ParusPrevious Word in the Dictionary: parumbilicalAll Words Near: parure
July 03, 2015
interpellate Hear it
to formally question a public official
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears