armillary

[ahr-muh-ler-ee, ahr-mil-uh-ree]

Origin of armillary

1655–65; < Latin armill(a) bracelet, hoop (arm(us) shoulder (see arm1) + -illa diminutive suffix) + -ary
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armillary

adjective
  1. of or relating to bracelets

Word Origin for armillary

C17: from New Latin armillaris, from Latin armilla bracelet
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