tiara[tē er′ə, -ar′-, -är′-]
tiara definition by Webster's New World
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- a headdress of the ancient Persians
- the pope's high, domed crown consisting of three coronets and an orb and cross
- a woman's crownlike headdress of jewels or flowers; coronet
Origin: Classical Latin ; from Gr: probably of Asian origin, originally
tiara definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An ornamental, often jeweled, crownlike semicircle worn on the head by women on formal occasions.
- The triple crown worn by the pope.
Origin: Latin tiāra, turban, headband, from Greek tiārā.