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annulet

[an-yuh-lit] /ˈæn yə lɪt/
noun
1.
Also called bandelet, bandlet, square and rabbet. Architecture. an encircling band, molding, or fillet, as on the shaft of a column.
2.
Entomology. a ring, usually colored, around or on the surface of an organ.
3.
Heraldry. a ring, represented as a voided roundel, used especially as the cadence mark of a fifth son.
Origin of annulet
1565-1575
1565-75; < Latin annul(us) ring (see annulus) + -et; replacing earlier anlet < Anglo-French anelet, diminutive of Old French anel ring < Latin ānellus ring
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annulet

/ˈænjʊlɪt/
noun
1.
(architect) a moulding in the form of a ring, as at the top of a column adjoining the capital
2.
(heraldry) a ring-shaped device on a shield; hollow roundel
3.
a little ring
Word Origin
C16: from Latin ānulus ring + -et
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