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armillary

[ahr-muh-ler-ee, ahr-mil-uh-ree] /ˈɑr məˌlɛr i, ɑrˈmɪl ə ri/
adjective
1.
consisting of hoops or rings.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin armill(a) bracelet, hoop (arm(us) shoulder (see arm1) + -illa diminutive suffix) + -ary
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  • One of the first models ever made was called an armillary sphere.
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armillary

/ˈɑːmɪlərɪ; ɑːˈmɪlərɪ/
adjective
1.
of or relating to bracelets
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin armillaris, from Latin armilla bracelet
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