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Meaning of CORONET

Pronunciation:  'korunit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  margin between the skin of the pastern and the horn of the hoof
  2. [n]  a small crown; usually indicates a high rank but below that of sovereign

CORONET is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: animal tissue, crown, diadem, fetter bone, pastern



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cor"o*net\ (k?r"?-n?t), n. [Dim. of OE. corone crown;
cf. OF. coronete. See {Crown}, and cf. {Crownet}, {Cronet}.]
1. An ornamental or honorary headdress, having the shape and
   character of a crown; particularly, a crown worn as the
   mark of high rank lower than sovereignty. The word is used
   by Shakespeare to denote also a kingly crown.

         Without a star, a coronet, or garter. --Goldsmith.

Note: The coronet of the Prince of Wales consist of a circlet
      of gold with four crosses patt['e]e around the edge
      between as many fleurs-de-lis. The center crosses are
      connected by an arch which is surmounted by a globe or
      cross. The coronet of a British duke is adorned with
      strawberry leaves; that of a marquis has leaves with
      pearls interposed; that of an earl raises the pearls
      above the leaves; that of a viscount is surrounded with
      pearls only; that of a baron has only four pearls.

2. (Far.) The upper part of a horse's hoof, where the horn
   terminates in skin. --James White.

3. (Anc. Armor) The iron head of a tilting spear; a coronel.

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