aigrette

Hair or hat ornament, usually of gold or silver, made in the shape of a feather or as a holder for a feather. Aigrettes were fashionable in the 17th and 18th centuries and from the lat 19th to early 20thC.

aigrette

[n] - a long plume (especially one of egret feathers) worn on a hat or a piece of jewelry in the shape of a plume
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aigrette

1. <ornithology> The small white European heron. See Egret. ... 2. A plume or tuft for the head composed of feathers, or of gems, etc. ... 3. A tuft like that of the egret. ... 4. <botany> A feathery crown of seed; egret; as, the aigrette or down of the dandelion or the thistle. ... Origin: F, a sort of white heron, with a tuft of feath...
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aigrette

aigret noun a long plume (especially one of egret feathers) worn on a hat or a piece of jewelry in the shape of a plume
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Aigrette

• (n.) A plume or tuft for the head composed of feathers, or of gems, etc. • (n.) The small white European heron. See Egret. • (n.) A feathery crown of seed; egret; as, the aigrette or down of the dandelion or the thistle. • (n.) A tuft like that of the egret.
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Aigrette

(from the article `submarine`) ...made a large number of successful dives. Further French progress in submarines was marked by the four Sirène-class steam-driven undersea craft ...
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aigrette

tuft of long, white heron (usually egret) plumes used as a decorative headdress, or any other ornament resembling such a headdress. Such plumes were ... [1 related articles]
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Aigrette

Aigrette is a term used to describe the feathery crown attached to the seeds of various plants such as the thistle and dandelion.
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Aigrette

An aigrette was originally a bouquet of precious stones in a light setting used as a hair ornament during the 17th and 18th centuries. The term was later applied to a long plume, usually of egret feathers, worn on a hat or as a head-dress worn during the 19th and 20th centuries. The term is also applied to an ornament or piece of jewellery in imita...
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Aigrette

The term aigrette (pron; from the French for egret, or lesser white heron) refers to the tufted crest or head-plumes of the egret, used for adorning a headdress. The word may also identify any similar ornament, in gems. Aigrettes, studded with diamonds and rubies, decorated the turbans of Ottoman sultans or the ceremonial chamfron of their horses....
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aigrette

A piece of jewellery shaped like a feather that is usually worn on the hair or on a hat
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aigrette

Refers to the tufted crest, or head-plumes of the egret, used for adorning a woman's head-dress and to an ornament, such as a spray of gems, resembling a tuft of plumes. Often worn in the hair or on a cap.
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aigrette

a spray of jewels; ornamental feather plume; an egret
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