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A star with wavy points or rays, usually six in number.
- ‘As an alternative to your snowflake, we can recommend several period charges which have the same sort of six- or eight-fold symmetry, such as an escarbuncle and an estoile.’
Late 16th century: via Old French from Latin stella star.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.