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carcanet

[kahr-kuh-net, -nit] /ˈkɑr kəˌnɛt, -nɪt/
noun
1.
a woman's ornamental circlet for the hair, often of gold decorated with jewels or pearls.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; carcan choker < Middle French, equivalent to carc- throat (< Germanic) + -an ring (< Latin ānus) + -et
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carcanet

/ˈkɑːkəˌnɛt; -nɪt/
noun
1.
(archaic) a jewelled collar or necklace
Word Origin
C16: from French carcan, of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse kverkband chin strap
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