cordelière

noun cor·de·lière \ˌkȯ(r)dəlˈye(ə)r\

Definition of cordelière

plural

-s

heraldry

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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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