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: a matched set of ornaments (such as jewelry)
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1818, in the meaning defined above
borrowed from French, "adornment, ornament, matched set of jewelry," going back to Old French pareure "ornament," from parer "to prepare, adorn" + -ure -ure — more at pare
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