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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“Tourelle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tourelle. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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