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hennin

[ hen-in ]
/ ˈhɛn ɪn /
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noun
a conical or heart-shaped hat, sometimes extremely high, with a flowing veil or piece of starched linen about the crown, worn by women in the 15th century.
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Also called steeple headdress.

Origin of hennin

1850–55; <French, Middle French, perhaps <Middle Dutch henninck rooster, from a fancied resemblance of the hat to a rooster's comb
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