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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Festoon \Fes*toon"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Festooned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Festooning}.] To form in festoons, or to adorn with festoons.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Festoon \Fes*toon"\, noun [F. feston (cf. Sp. feston, It. festone), prob. fr. L. festum festival. See {Feast}.]

1. A garland or wreath hanging in a depending curve, used in decoration for festivals, etc.; anything arranged in this way.

2. (Arch. & Sculp.) A carved ornament consisting of flowers, and leaves, intermixed or twisted together, wound with a ribbon, and hanging or depending in a natural curve. See Illust. of {Bucranium}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

festoon

noun

1: a curtain of fabric draped and bound at intervals to form graceful curves

2: an embellishment consisting of a decorative representation of a string of flowers suspended between two points; used on pottery or in architectural work

3: flower chains suspended in curves between points as a decoration [syn: {festoon}, {festoonery}]

verb

1: decorate with strings of flowers; "The public buildings were festooned for the holiday"


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