Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A combination of flowers or ornamental types of decoration, in imitation of the engraved head-bands of the early printers: a typographic fashion in England in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A large ornamental letter used, esp. by the early printers, at the commencement of the chapters and other divisions of a book.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A large ornamental letter formerly used at the start of a chapter or section of a book.

Etymologies

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Abbreviation of facsimile.

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