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

Definition of pelmet

: a short valance or small cornice for concealing curtain fixtures

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Recent Examples on the Web There are pelmets with forms mimicking window casings of 16th-century terem palaces, and a wing chair upholstered with a patchwork quilt acquired on a weekend trip to one of Russia’s oldest towns, Suzdal. Ian Phillips, ELLE Decor, "This Russian Bathhouse is Overflowing with Eye-Popping Fabrics," 6 Oct. 2019

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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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“Pelmet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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