aigrette

noun ai·grette \ ā-ˈgret , ˈā-ˌ \

Definition of aigrette

1 : a spray of feathers (as of the egret) for the head
2 : a spray of gems worn on a hat or in the hair

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Origin and Etymology of aigrette

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


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