Carcanet meaning

kär'kə-nĕt', -nĭt
A jeweled necklace, collar, or headband.
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An ornamental collar, band, or necklace, usually of gold and often jeweled.
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(archaic) A richly decorative collar.
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Origin of carcanet

  • From Old French carcan collar perhaps from Medieval Latin carcannum perhaps of Germanic origin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From carcan +‎ -et.
    From Wiktionary