annulet

annulet

[an-yuh-lit]
noun
1.
Also called bandelet, bandlet, square and rabbet. Architecture. an encircling band, molding, or fillet, as on the shaft of a column.
2.
Entomology. a ring, usually colored, around or on the surface of an organ.
3.
Heraldry. a ring, represented as a voided roundel, used especially as the cadence mark of a fifth son.

Origin:
1565–75; < Latin annul(us) ring (see annulus) + -et; replacing earlier anlet < Anglo-French anelet, diminutive of Old French anel ring < Latin ānellus ring

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annulet (ˈænjʊlɪt)
 
n
1.  architect a moulding in the form of a ring, as at the top of a column adjoining the capital
2.  heraldry a ring-shaped device on a shield; hollow roundel
3.  a little ring
 
[C16: from Latin ānulus ring + -et]

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