lavaliere

[ lav-uh-leer, lah-vuh- ]
/ ˌlæv əˈlɪər, ˌlɑ və- /

noun

an ornamental pendant, usually jeweled, worn on a chain around the neck.

QUIZZES

BECOME A PRO CHEF WITH THIS EXQUISITE CUISINE QUIZ!

Even if you can't be a professional chef, you can at least talk like one with this vocabulary quiz.
Question 1 of 9
You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?
Also lav·a·lier, la·val·lière [French la-va-lyer]. /French la vaˈlyɛr/.

Origin of lavaliere

First recorded in 1915–20; after the Duchesse de La Vallière (1644–1710), one of the mistresses of Louis XIV
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020