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