chaplet


chap·let

noun \ˈchap-lət\

Definition of CHAPLET

1
:  a wreath to be worn on the head
2
a :  a string of beads
b :  a part of a rosary comprising five decades
3
:  a small molding carved with small decorative forms
chap·let·ed \-lə-təd\ adjective

Examples of CHAPLET

  1. <maidens wove a chaplet of flowers round the champion's head>

Illustration of CHAPLET

Origin of CHAPLET

Middle English chapelet, from Anglo-French, diminutive of chapel hat, garland, from Medieval Latin cappellus head covering, from Late Latin cappa
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to CHAPLET

Synonyms
crown, coronal (also coronel), coronet, diadem

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