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headdress

[hed-dres] /ˈhɛdˌdrɛs/
noun
1.
a covering or decoration for the head:
a tribal headdress of feathers.
2.
a style or manner of arranging the hair.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; head + dress
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  • Her zealous pursuit of counterfeit medicines nearly earned her a bullet in the head, leaving instead a hole in her headdress.
  • The left hand print was modified into the form of a human head wearing a headdress and ear flares.
  • The carving's focus on the head and the headdress alone is unusual, the archaeologists say.
  • His face and torso were painted in bold patterns, and his headdress made him look even more imposing.
  • Her water lily headdress and decorated mat denote royal lineage.
  • Exquisitely detailed and impeccably preserved, this golden ram once crowned a nomad's headdress.
  • Plant fibers clinging to the copper crescent were possibly more remnants of such a ceremonial headdress.
  • Perhaps the marble egg crowning her headdress refers to regeneration and continuity.
  • His headdress is made of porcupine and deer hair topped with two eagle feathers.
  • Ten bronze points tipped with platinum are attached to her headdress, shoulders, and shield for protection from lightning.
British Dictionary definitions for headdress

headdress

/ˈhɛdˌdrɛs/
noun
1.
any head covering, esp an ornate one or one denoting a rank or occupation
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Word Origin and History for headdress
n.

1703, from head (n.) + dress (n.).

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