I know this, but I can't recollect at all.
What is this thing called?
They are usually centered in a book or writing and I'm certain they have a name but I can't remember for the life of me. They also come in all shapes, colors and sizes.
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There are some fleurons available in the Unicode specification under the Dingbats block (PDF).
- 273E ✾ SIX PETALLED BLACK AND WHITE FLORETTE
- 273F ✿ BLACK FLORETTE
- 2740 ❀ WHITE FLORETTE
- → 1F3F5 🏵 rosette
- → 1F4AE 💮 white flower
- 2741 ❁ EIGHT PETALLED OUTLINED BLACK FLORETTE
- → 1F3F6 🏶 black rosette
- 2766 ❦ FLORAL HEART
- = Aldus leaf
- 2767 ❧ ROTATED FLORAL HEART BULLET
- = hedera, ivy leaf
- → 2619 ☙ reversed rotated floral heart bullet
- → 1F65B 🙛 south east pointing vine leaf
Many of the other Wingdings fleurons were recently added to the Unicode specification under the Ornamental Dingbats (PDF) block.
Fleurons are leaf or floral-shaped ornaments used for text decoration.
Screenshot of text because most of those glyphs are not yet supported (in my browser anyway)