aigrette

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noun ai·grette \ā-ˈgret, ˈā-ˌ\

Definition of aigrette

  1. 1 :  a spray of feathers (as of the egret) for the head

  2. 2 :  a spray of gems worn on a hat or in the hair

Origin and Etymology of aigrette

French, plume, egret, from Medieval French — more at egret


First Known Use: 1631


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