coronet[kôr′ə net′, kär′-; kôr′ə net′, kär′-]
- a small crown worn by princes and others of high rank
- an ornamental band of precious metal, jewels, flowers, etc., worn around the head
- the part of a horse's foot just above the hoof
Origin of coronetMiddle English corounet ; from Old French coronete, diminutive of corone ; from Classical Latin corona, crown
- A small crown worn by princes and princesses and by other nobles below the rank of sovereign.
- A chaplet or headband decorated with gold or jewels.
- The upper margin of a horse's hoof.
Origin of coronetMiddle English coronette, from Old French, diminutive of corone, crown, from Latin corōna; see Crown .
- A small crown worn by a noble. In the British system, they are worn only at coronations. The German equivalent is Adelskrone.
- Kind hearts are more than coronets,
- And simple faith than Norman blood. -- Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Lady Clara Vere de Vere
- The ring of tissue between a horse's hoof and its leg.
- The traditional lowest regular commissioned officer rank in the cavalry