cordelière

noun
cor·​de·​lière | \ ˌkȯ(r)dᵊlˈye(ə)r \
plural -s

Definition of cordelière

heraldry
: a knotted cord (as around the escutcheon of a widow)

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History and Etymology for cordelière

French, from Middle French, knotted rope worn by Cordeliers, from Cordelier, a kind of Franciscan friar, from cordel, diminutive of corde cord, rope

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“Cordelière.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cordeli%C3%A8re. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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