Meaning of PELMET in English

PELMET

/pel"mit/ , n.

a decorative cornice or valance at the head of a window or doorway, used to cover the fastenings from which curtains are hung.

[ 1900-05; perh. alter. of PALMETTE (or palmette ), employed as an ornament on wood or plaster window cornices ]

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