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Definition of "parure" [pa•rure]

  • A set of matched jewelry or other ornaments. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "parure" in a sentence
  • "I have not the least respect for your feathers, Miss Fanshawe; and especially the peacock’s eyes you call a parure: very pretty things, if you had bought them with money which was your own, and which you could well spare, but not at all pretty under present circumstances.”"
  • "They say that in the time of Kassapa Buddha she gave cloth for robes to twenty thousand priests, also thread and needles and dyeing material, all her own property; and the parure was the result of this liberality."
  • "As Sotheby's tells it, the stones in the parure helped save the Russian Empire back in 1711, when the country was on the verge of defeat by the Ottomans at the battle of Pruth River."