Today’s word is
to adorn with hanging chains of flowers, foliage, ribbon, etc.
Festoon originated from the term festa, which shares a meaning with the English word of the same spelling, “a feast. festival or holiday.”
The above word can be used as verb or a noun.
As a verb:
- to adorn with or as with festoons: to festoon a hall.
- to form into festoons: to festoon flowers and leaves
As a noun:
a string or chain of flowers, foilage, ribbon, etc. suspended in a curve between two points.
a decorative representation of this, as in architectural work or poetry.