Origin: Fr balustre < It balaustro, pillar < balausta, flower of the wild pomegranate < L balaustium < Gr balaustion: from some resemblance in shape
See baluster in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French balustre
Origin: , from Italian balaustro
Origin: , from balaustra, pomegranate flower (from a resemblance to the post)
Origin: , from Latin balaustium
Origin: , from Greek balaustion.
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