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sequin

sequin

noun se·quin \ˈsē-kwən\

: a small piece of shiny metal or plastic that is sewn onto clothes as a decoration

Full Definition of SEQUIN

1
:  an old gold coin of Italy and Turkey
2
:  a small plate of shining metal or plastic used for ornamentation especially on clothing

Origin of SEQUIN

French, from Italian zecchino, from zecca mint, from Arabic (dār al-) sikka, literally, house of the minting die
First Known Use: 1617

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