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circlet

[sur-klit] /ˈsɜr klɪt/
noun
1.
a small circle.
2.
a ring.
3.
a ring-shaped ornament, especially for the head.
Origin
late Middle English
1475-1485
1475-85; circle + -et; replacing late Middle English serclett < Middle French
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  • In crinoids, one of a circlet of five plates that form part of the calyx.
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circlet

/ˈsɜːklɪt/
noun
1.
a small circle or ring, esp a circular ornament worn on the head
Word Origin
C15: from Old French cerclet a little circle
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Word Origin and History for circlet
n.

late 15c., from Middle French cerclet, diminutive of cercle (see circle (n.)).

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