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.

Nearby words

  1. carburettor,
  2. carburize,
  3. carby,
  4. carbylamine,
  5. carcajou,
  6. carcas,
  7. carcase,
  8. carcass,
  9. carcassonne,
  10. carceral

Origin of carcanet

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

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British Dictionary definitions for carcanet

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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