ringlet

[ring-lit]
noun
1.
a curled lock of hair.
2.
a small ring or circle.
3.
Astronomy. one of the thin or narrow rings that compose the major rings of Saturn.

Origin:
1545–55; ring1 + -let

ringleted, adjective
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ringlet (ˈrɪŋlɪt)
 
n
1.  a lock of hair hanging down in a spiral curl
2.  any of numerous butterflies of the genus Erebia, most of which occur in S Europe and have dark brown wings marked with small black-and-white eyespots: family Satyridae
 
'ringleted
 
adj

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ringlet
1555, from ring (n.) + dim. suffix -let.. Of hair, since 1667.
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Example sentences
Her downcast eye was embellished with a fallen ringlet that threw her brow in shadow.
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