frontlet

[fruhnt-lit]
noun
1.
Also, frontal. a decorative band, ribbon, or the like, worn across the forehead: The princess wore a richly bejeweled frontlet.
2.
the forehead of an animal.
3.
Ornithology. the forehead when marked by a different color or texture of the plumage.
4.
Judaism. the phylactery worn on the forehead.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English frontlet < Old French, diminutive of frontel frontal

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frontlet (ˈfrʌntlɪt)
 
n
1.  Also called: frontal a small decorative loop worn on a woman's forehead, projecting from under her headdress, in the 15th century
2.  the forehead of an animal, esp of a bird when it is a different colour from the rest of the head
3.  the decorated border of an altar frontal
4.  Judaism See also tefillah a phylactery worn on the forehead
 
[C15: from Old French frontelet a little frontal]

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In the tent he found a maiden sitting, with a golden frontlet on her forehead and a gold ring on her hand.
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