A headdress consisting of a white egret's feather or other decoration such as a spray of gems.‘Some of the valuable horse aigrettes, which are encrusted and plumed, are also kept in the treasury.’
comb, plume, tuft, topknot, mane
- ‘In a description written by Jacopo Ligozzi and dated 1577, aigrettes were put behind the headgear.’
- ‘Head pieces also came to be called aigrettes if they had other feathers in them.’
- ‘Crown Jewels of Iran - This aigrette measures approximately 12 inches long and 4 inches wide.’
Mid 17th century French, ‘egret’.
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