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  • n. A braided cord awarded to a military unit for distinguished service and worn on the left shoulder.


French, feminine of fourrager ("connected with or yielding forage"), from fourrage ("forage"), from Old French forage (Wiktionary)


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  • He spit on the Americans. The spit hit Roland Weary's shoulder, gave Weary a fourragière of snot and blutwurst and tobacco juice, and Schnapps.
    —Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

    March 25, 2014