carcanet

carcanet

[kahr-kuh-net, -nit]
noun
a woman's ornamental circlet for the hair, often of gold decorated with jewels or pearls.

Origin:
1520–30; carcan choker < Middle French, equivalent to carc- throat (< Germanic) + -an ring (< Latin ānus) + -et

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carcanet (ˈkɑːkəˌnɛt, -nɪt)
 
n
archaic a jewelled collar or necklace
 
[C16: from French carcan, of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse kverkband chin strap]

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