Definition of aigrette in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈeɪgrɛt
, eɪˈgrɛt


  • A headdress consisting of a white egret’s feather or other decoration such as a spray of gems.
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    • 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.


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

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