car·​ca·​net ˈkär-kə-nət How to pronounce carcanet (audio)
: an ornamental necklace, chain, collar, or headband

Word History


Middle French carcan

First Known Use

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carcanet was circa 1530

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“Carcanet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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