Definition of aigrette in English:

aigrette

Syllabification: ai·grette
Pronunciation: /āˈgret
 
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noun

  • A headdress consisting of a white egret’s feather or other decoration such as a spray of gems.
    More example sentences
    • Some of the valuable horse aigrettes, which are encrusted and plumed, are also kept in the treasury.
    • In a description written by Jacopo Ligozzi and dated 1577, aigrettes were put behind the headgear.
    • Head pieces also came to be called aigrettes if they had other feathers in them.

Origin

mid 18th century: French, literally 'egret'.

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