Meaning of PELMET in English
/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 ]
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012