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Etymology edit

Borrowed from French boucle (loop; buckle; curl of hair) in the mid-18th century, from Old French boucle (buckle), from Latin buccula (cheek strap of a helmet), diminutive of bucca (puffed cheek; mouth), of uncertain origin.

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Noun edit

бу́кля (búkljaf inan (genitive бу́кли, nominative plural бу́кли, genitive plural бу́клей)

  1. (usually in the plural, dated) curl of hair
  2. (architecture) ornament composed of a number of rings, sometimes with rosettes in the center

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