carcanet

noun
car·​ca·​net | \ ˈkär-kə-nət How to pronounce carcanet (audio) \

Definition of carcanet

archaic
: an ornamental necklace, chain, collar, or headband

First Known Use of carcanet

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carcanet

Middle French carcan

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The first known use of carcanet was circa 1530

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“Carcanet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carcanet. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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