cri·​nière | \ krēnˈya(a)(ə)r \
plural -s

Definition of crinière

: crinet

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First Known Use of crinière

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crinière

French, from Middle French, from crin hair, horsehair, mane

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“Crinière.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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