bowknot

noun
bow·​knot | \ ˈbō-ˌnät How to pronounce bowknot (audio) \

Definition of bowknot

: a knot with decorative loops

First Known Use of bowknot

1547, in the meaning defined above

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“Bowknot.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bowknot. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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