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a small necktie tied in a bow at the collar.
a sweet roll or Danish pastry having a shape similar to that of a bow tie or butterfly.
Contemporary Examples

The Secret Speakeasies of Buenos Aires Jeff Campagna February 24, 2014
Which Preteen Fashion Blogger Will Be Tavi 2.0? Justin Jones June 15, 2014

Historical Examples

The Definite Object Jeffery Farnol

a man’s tie tied in a bow, now chiefly in plain black for formal evening wear


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