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steeple headdress

noun
1.

hennin

[hen-in] /ˈhɛn ɪn/
noun
1.
a conical or heart-shaped hat, sometimes extremely high, with a flowing veil or piece of starched linen about the crown, worn by women in the 15th century.
Also called steeple headdress.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < French, Middle French, perhaps < Middle Dutch henninck rooster, from a fancied resemblance of the hat to a rooster's comb
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