fleu·​ret | \ ¦flər‧¦et, (ˈ)flu̇¦ret\
plural -s

Definition of fleuret

: a light fencing foil or small sword

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History and Etymology for fleuret

French, from Middle French floret, modification of Old Italian fioretto literally, little flower, diminutive of fiore flower, from Latin flor-, flos; from the resemblance of the button at the end of its foil to a flower (to bloom)

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an act or instance of returning to life

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