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Meaning of COCKADE

Pronunciation:  kâ'keyd

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an ornament (such as a knot of ribbon or a rosette) usually worn on the hat

COCKADE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: decoration, ornament, ornamentation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cock*ade"\, n. [F. cocarble, fr. coquard vain, OF.
coquart, fr. coq cock, prob. of imitative origin. The
ornament is so named from its resemblance to the crest of a
cock. Cf. {Coquette}.]
A badge, usually in the form of a rosette, or knot, and
generally worn upon the hat; -- used as an indication of
military or naval service, or party allegiance, and in
England as a part of the livery to indicate that the wearer
is the servant of a military or naval officer.

      Seduced by military liveries and cockades. --Burke.