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Etymology

From French loupe.

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Noun

Singular
loupe

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  1. A magnifying glass, usually mounted in an eyepiece, often used by jewellers and watchmakers.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 264:
      pale gnomes, patient as lock-pickers, squinted through loupes, adjusting tremblers and timers with tiny screwdrivers and forceps.
  2. A type of short-range binoculars used by surgeons and dentists.

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Pronunciation

Noun

loupe f. (plural loupes)

  1. magnifying glass
  2. loupe
  3. (medicine) wen (a cyst on the skin)
  4. (botany) burl, a growth on the side of a tree
  5. (slang) (old) laziness (from louper) synonym: flemme

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