carcanet

[ kahr-kuh-net, -nit ]
/ ˈkɑr kəˌnɛt, -nɪt /

noun

a woman's ornamental circlet for the hair, often of gold decorated with jewels or pearls.

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Origin of carcanet

1520–30; carcan choker <Middle French, equivalent to carc- throat (<Germanic ) + -an ring (<Latin ānus) + -et
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carcanet
/ (ˈkɑːkəˌnɛt, -nɪt) /

noun

archaic a jewelled collar or necklace

Word Origin for carcanet

C16: from French carcan, of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse kverkband chin strap
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