circlet

[sur-klit]
noun
1.
a small circle.
2.
a ring.
3.
a ring-shaped ornament, especially for the head.

Origin:
1475–85; circle + -et; replacing late Middle English serclett < Middle French

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circlet (ˈsɜːklɪt)
 
n
a small circle or ring, esp a circular ornament worn on the head
 
[C15: from Old French cerclet a little circle]

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circlet
1480s, from Fr. cerclet, dim. of cercle (see circle).
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In crinoids, one of a circlet of five plates that form part of the calyx.
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