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Topic: ARTS

Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: SALOON

salon

noun
     
sal‧on [countable]
1DC a shop where you can get your hair washed, cut, curled etc [= hairdresser's]
hair/beauty salon
an exclusive hair salon
2DC a shop where fashionable and expensive clothes are sold
3TB old-fashioned a room in a very large house where people can meet and talk
4A a regular meeting of famous people at which they talk about art, literature, or music, popular in the past in France:
a literary salon
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