war·​bon·​net | \ ˈwȯr-ˌbä-nət How to pronounce warbonnet (audio) \

Definition of warbonnet

: an American Indian ceremonial headdress often with a feathered extension down the back

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This week on the @natgeo Instagram, a swimmer navigates Devil's Eye Spring, meerkats embrace in Botswana, and a mosshead warbonnet peeks its head out of the neck of a bottle. Steve Winter, National Geographic, "Our Favorite Instagram Photos: Jaguar Cubs and Penguin Chicks," 9 Sep. 2016

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First Known Use of warbonnet

1810, in the meaning defined above

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