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Meaning of CHAPLET

Pronunciation:  'chaplit

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes

CHAPLET is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: coronal, garland, lei, wreath
 See Also: bay wreath, crown, flower arrangement, laurel wreath, laurels



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Chap"let\, n. [F. chapelet, dim. of OF. chapel hat,
    garland, dim. fr. LL. cappa. See {Cap}, and cf. {Chapelet},
    1. A garland or wreath to be worn on the head.
    2. A string of beads, or part of a string, used by Roman
       Catholic in praying; a third of a rosary, or fifty beads.
             Her chaplet of beads and her missal.  --Longfellow.
    3. (Arch.) A small molding, carved into beads, pearls,
       olives, etc.
    4. (Man.) A chapelet. See {Chapelet}, 1.
    5. (Founding) A bent piece of sheet iron, or a pin with thin
       plates on its ends, for holding a core in place in the
    6. A tuft of feathers on a peacock's head. --Johnson.
  2. \Chap"let\, n.
    A small chapel or shrine.
  3. \Chap"let\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chapleted}.]
    To adorn with a chaplet or with flowers. --R. Browning.