coin·​tise | \ kwanˈtēz\
plural -s

Definition of cointise

: a fanciful or symbolical article of apparel especially : a scarf worn on a lady's headdress or as a token of favor on a knight's helmet

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History and Etymology for cointise

Middle English (also, wisdom, skill), from Old French, from cointe wise, skillful, elegantly dressed

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