Meaning of PELMET in English

PELMET

/ ˈpelmɪt; NAmE / (also val·ance especially in NAmE ) noun

a strip of wood or cloth above a window that hides the curtain rail

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WORD ORIGIN

early 20th cent.: probably an alteration of French palmette , literally small palm, diminutive of palme .

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