oeil-de-boeuf

noun

ˌər-də-ˈbəf,
ˌə-,
ˌœ- How to pronounce oeil-de-boeuf (audio) ˌœy- How to pronounce oeil-de-boeuf (audio)
ˌȯi-
plural oeils-de-boeuf
ˌər-də-ˈbəf,
ˌə-,
ˌœ- How to pronounce oeil-de-boeuf (audio) ˌœy- How to pronounce oeil-de-boeuf (audio)
ˌȯi-

Word History

Etymology

French œil-de-bœuf, literally, ox's eye

First Known Use

1728, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oeil-de-boeuf was in 1728

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Cite this Entry

“Oeil-de-boeuf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oeil-de-boeuf. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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