Archaic an ornamental collar, band, or necklace, usually of gold and often jeweled
Origin of carcanetdiminutive of French carcan, iron collar, as on pillories ; from Medieval Latin carcannum ; from Frankish an unverified form querkbann ; from or akin to Old Norse kverkband, neck band
A jeweled necklace, collar, or headband.
Origin of carcanetFrom Old French carcan, collar, perhaps from Medieval Latin carcannum, perhaps of Germanic origin.
- (archaic) A richly decorative collar.
From carcan + -et.