[kawr-uh-nit, -net, kor-, kawr-uh-net, kor-]
- 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
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This Crest is—Out of a crest-coronet a plume of five ostrich feathers per pale arg.The Handbook to English Heraldry
- 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
"a small crown," late 15c., from Old French coronete, diminutive of corone "a crown," from Latin corona "crown" (see crown (n.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper