- a bunch of the long, white, showy plumes of the egret, once worn for ornament on a hat or in the hair
- any ornament like this
Origin of aigrettesee egret
- An ornamental tuft of upright plumes, especially the tail feathers of an egret.
- An ornament, such as a spray of gems, resembling a tuft of plumes.
Origin of aigretteFrench, egret, from Old French; see egret.
From French aigrette ‘egret’.