pelmet

noun
pel·​met | \ ˈpel-mət How to pronounce pelmet (audio) \

Definition of pelmet

: a short valance or small cornice for concealing curtain fixtures

First Known Use of pelmet

1812, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pelmet

probably modification of French palmette palmette

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The first known use of pelmet was in 1812

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