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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A long plume (especially one of egret feathers) worn on a hat or a piece of jewelry in the shape of a plume.

Usage examples (35)
  • Cruelty of "aigrette" hunters of albatross killers
  • That of Mahmoud is decorated with the imperial aigrette.
  • In her hair was a diamond aigrette, and around her neck, a pearl dog collar.
  • Upon his head he wore a white turban with a jewelled aigrette of great value. for more
Tutoring comment
  • If a woman adorns herself with an "aigrette" (feathers or jewels for the hair or a hat), would she look much like an "egret" (heron)?
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