A woman wearing a necklace.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- a string of beads, jewels, etc. or a chain of gold, silver, etc., worn around the neck as an ornament
- a gasoline-doused automobile tire draped around a person's neck or shoulders and set ablaze
Origin: neck plush lace
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- An ornament worn around the neck.
- Something felt to resemble this neck ornament, as in shape: a necklace of hundreds of tiny islands.