Aigrette meaning

ā-grĕt, āgrĕt
Any ornament like this.
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An ornamental tuft of upright plumes, especially the tail feathers of an egret.
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An ornament, such as a spray of gems, resembling a tuft of plumes.
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A bunch of the long, white, showy plumes of the egret, once worn for ornament on a hat or in the hair.
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The lesser white heron; the egret.
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A feather or plume, or feather-shaped item, used as an adornment or ornament.
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The feathery crown of some seeds (such as the dandelion)
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Origin of aigrette

  • French egret from Old French egret

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French aigrette ‘egret’.

    From Wiktionary