tourelle

noun
tou·relle | \tüˈrel\
plural -s

Definition of tourelle 

1 : a small tower (as one springing from corbeling or pier) : turret

2 : something resembling a tourelle the pines' green tourelles— Richard Llewellyn

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History and Etymology for tourelle

French, from Old French, diminutive of tor, tour tower

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