aigrette, aigret

(noun) a long plume (especially one of egret feathers) worn on a hat or a piece of jewelry in the shape of a plume

Source: WordNet® 3.1


aigret (plural aigrets)

Alternative spelling of aigrette


• Gaiter, gaiter, tirage, triage, trigae

Source: Wiktionary

Ai"gret, Ai*grette, n. Etym: [F., a sort of white heron, with a tuft of feathers on its head; a tuft of feathers; dim. of the same word as heron. See Heron, and cf. Egret, Egrette.]

1. (Zoöl.)

Definition: The small white European heron. See Egret.

2. A plume or tuft for the head composed of feathers, or of gems, etc. Prescott.

3. A tuft like that of the egret. (Bot.)

Definition: A feathery crown of seed; egret; as, the aigrette or down of the dandelion or the thistle.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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