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coronet

[kawr-uh-nit, -net, kor-, kawr-uh-net, kor-] /ˈkɔr ə nɪt, -ˌnɛt, ˈkɒr-, ˌkɔr əˈnɛt, ˌkɒr-/
noun
1.
a small crown.
2.
a crown worn by nobles or peers.
3.
a crownlike ornament for the head, as of gold or jewels.
4.
an ornament, more or less pedimental in form, situated over a door or window.
5.
the lowest part of the pastern of a horse or other hoofed animal, just above the hoof.
6.
Also called crest coronet. Heraldry. a crownlike support for a crest, used in place of a torse.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English corounet. See crown, -et
Related forms
coronetlike, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for coronetlike

coronet

/ˈkɒrənɪt/
noun
1.
any small crown, esp one worn by princes or peers as a mark of rank
2.
a woman's jewelled circlet for the head
3.
the margin between the skin of a horse's pastern and the horn of the hoof
4.
the knob at the base of a deer's antler
5.
(heraldry) a support for a crest shaped like a crown
Word Origin
C15: from Old French coronete a little crown, from coronecrown
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Word Origin and History for coronetlike

coronet

n.

"a small crown," late 15c., from Old French coronete, diminutive of corone "a crown," from Latin corona "crown" (see crown (n.)).

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Encyclopedia Article for coronetlike

coronet

in Great Britain, ceremonial headdress of a peer or peeress, still worn with robes at a coronation and adorned along its rim with ornaments varying with the rank of the wearer: 8 strawberry leaves for a duke; 4 leaves and 4 silver balls for a marquess; 8 balls on tall points with strawberry leaves between for an earl; 16 small, close-set balls for a viscount; and 6 larger balls, more widely spaced, for a baron. The coronet is silver gilt and has an inner cap of crimson velvet with a gilt tassel and a narrow border of ermine

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