1A small or relatively simple crown, especially as worn by lesser royalty and peers or peeresses.‘Thus equipped, she was crowned, with all the trumpets sounding; and, though our account does not mention it, no doubt all the peers and peeresses put on their coronets at that moment.’
crown, diadem, tiara, circlet, chaplet, fillet, garland, wreathView synonyms
- ‘All of this was crowed with a delicate, simple gold coronet.’
- ‘Wearing a golden coronet as a Princess of the Blood Royal, she was present at the Coronation of her parents in Westminster Abbey in May, 1937.’
- ‘On the one hand, the pieces were easily distinguishable by easily recognisable symbols atop a pedestal - the King with a crown, the Queen with a coronet and the bishop by a mitre.’
- ‘She had on a beautiful necklace of sparkling emeralds, with a diamond coronet.’
- 1.1A circular decoration for the head, especially one made of flowers.
- ‘The ceremony that was about to happen used four props - the robes of the Orianah's office, the flower coronet that the Orianah wore, a red pear, and lemon juice.’
2another term for burr (sense 7 of the noun)
3The band of tissue on the lowest part of a horse's pastern, containing the horn-producing cells from which the hoof grows.
Late Middle English from Old French coronete ‘small crown or garland’, diminutive of corone (see crown).