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diadem

noun di·a·dem \ˈdī-ə-ˌdem, -dəm\

: a crown that is worn especially by a king or queen as a symbol of royalty

Full Definition of DIADEM

1
a :  crown 2; specifically :  a royal headband
b :  crown 6a(1)
2
:  something that adorns like a crown
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Examples of DIADEM

  1. <Miss America's diadem was auctioned off for charity.>

Origin of DIADEM

Middle English diademe, from Anglo-French, from Latin diadema, from Greek diadēma, from diadein to bind around, from dia- + dein to bind; akin to Sanskrit dāman rope
First Known Use: 13th century

Related to DIADEM

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

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