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annulet

[ an-yuh-lit ]
/ ˈæn yə lɪt /
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noun

Also called bandelet, bandlet, square and rabbet. Architecture. an encircling band, molding, or fillet, as on the shaft of a column.
Entomology. a ring, usually colored, around or on the surface of an organ.
Heraldry. a ring, represented as a voided roundel, used especially as the cadence mark of a fifth son.

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Origin of annulet

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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British Dictionary definitions for annulet

annulet
/ (ˈænjʊlɪt) /

noun

architect a moulding in the form of a ring, as at the top of a column adjoining the capital
heraldry a ring-shaped device on a shield; hollow roundel
a little ring
C16: from Latin ānulus ring + -et
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