coronet

[ kawr-uh-nit, -net, kor-, kawr-uh-net, kor- ]
/ ˈkɔr ə nɪt, -ˌnɛt, ˈkɒr-, ˌkɔr əˈnɛt, ˌkɒr- /

noun

a small crown.
a crown worn by nobles or peers.
a crownlike ornament for the head, as of gold or jewels.
an ornament, more or less pedimental in form, situated over a door or window.
the lowest part of the pastern of a horse or other hoofed animal, just above the hoof.
Also called crest coronet. Heraldry. a crownlike support for a crest, used in place of a torse.

Origin of coronet

First recorded in 1350–1400, coronet is from the Middle English word corounet. See crown, -et

Related forms

cor·o·net·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for coronet

coronet

/ (ˈkɒrənɪt) /

noun

any small crown, esp one worn by princes or peers as a mark of rank
a woman's jewelled circlet for the head
the margin between the skin of a horse's pastern and the horn of the hoof
the knob at the base of a deer's antler
heraldry a support for a crest shaped like a crown

Word Origin for coronet

C15: from Old French coronete a little crown, from corone crown
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