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pom·pom(pŏm′pŏm′) or pom·pon (-pŏn′)
1. A fluffy ball of wool or other material used as a decoration, as on a cap.
2. A ball of fluffy material, such as feathers or strips of colored paper, that is waved by cheerleaders and sports fans.
3. A small buttonlike flower of some chrysanthemums and dahlias.
2. a form of small, globe-shaped flower head that characterizes a type of flowering plant, esp. chrysanthemums and dahlias.
[1740–50; < French; repetitive formation, appar. based on pompe pomp]
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|Noun||1.||pompon - decoration consisting of a ball of tufted wool or silk; usually worn on a hat|
adornment - a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
|2.||pompon - dusky grey food fish found from Louisiana and Florida southward|
grunt - medium-sized tropical marine food fishes that utter grunting sounds when caught