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coronet

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noun cor·o·net \ˌkȯr-ə-ˈnet, ˌkär-\

Simple Definition of coronet

  • : a small crown

Full Definition of coronet

  1. 1 :  a small or lesser crown usually signifying a rank below that of a sovereign

  2. 2 :  a wreath or band for the head usually for wear by women on formal occasions

  3. 3 :  the lower part of a horse's pastern where the horn terminates in skin — see horse illustration

Examples of coronet

  1. <the prince wore a small gold coronet to denote his rank>



Origin of coronet

Middle French coronette, from Old French coronete, from corone


First Known Use: 15th century


CORONET Defined for Kids

coronet

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noun cor·o·net \ˌkȯr-ə-ˈnet\

Definition of coronet

  1. 1 :  a small crown worn by a person of noble but less than royal rank

  2. 2 :  an ornamental wreath or band worn around the head




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coronet

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noun cor·o·net \ˌkȯr-ə-ˈnet, ˌkär-\

Medical Definition of coronet

  1. :  the lower part of a horse's pastern where the horn terminates in skin



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