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Definition of the noun aigrette

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noun - plural: aigrettes

  1. a long plume (especially one of egret feathers) worn on a hat or a piece of jewelry in the shape of a plume
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • alternative spelling: aigret
    • more generic word: plume = a feather or cluster of feathers worn as an ornament

Alternative definition of the noun aigrette


  1. The lesser white heron; the egret.
  2. A feather or plume, or feather-shaped item, used as an adornment or ornament.
  3. The feathery crown of some seeds (such as the dandelion)

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Google previewBiographical Memoirs of Lord Viscount Nelson (1806)

With Observations Critical and Explanatory ... by John Charnock

The aigrette is a kind of feather ; it represents a hand with thirteen fingers, which are of diamonds, and allusive to the thirteen shipa taken and ...

Google previewWord Nerd (2007)

More Than 18,000 Fascinating Facts about Words by Barbara Ann Kipfer

aid is assistance or a source of assistance; aide is an assistant aidance is another word for aid aide is an abbreviation of aide-de-camp, for which the plural is aides-de-camp the aigrette is the feathery top of a dandelion a steep, pointed ...

Google previewMarine Review (1905)

Two vessels were tried at Cherbourg in March last before a special commission, presided over by Admiral Philibert—the Aigrette (submersible type) and submarine Z. The Aigrette is a vessel about 118 ft. long and of 170 tons displacement, ...

Google previewThe Language of Fashion Dictionary and Digest of Fabric, Sewing and Dress (2013)

by Mary Brooks Picken

aigrette or aigret (āgrĕt′; aigret). Upright tuft of feathers or plumes which grow on egret, or heron, only during breeding season. Dyed and used as decoration for headdress or hat. Unlawful to bring into U.S.A. ...

Google previewWashington Post Almanac and Encyclopedia (1899)

The most valuable kind of feather goods that passes through the appraiser's hands Is undoubtedly the aigrette. This feather is worth more than its weight In gold. The aigrette Is obtained from a bird called the egret, found In China, Japan, Egypt ...

Google previewThe Minor Encyclopedia, Or, Cabinet of General Knowledge (1803)

Being a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Polite Literature ... by Thaddeus Mason Harris

AIGRETTE, a sort of plume, worn as a mark of distinction in Turkey. It is sometimes the workmanship of the jeweller ; but a bird, the feathers of ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

by Various

Aigrette, ā′gret,n.(zool.)asmall white heron: (bot.) the down attached tovegetable seeds, as inthe thistle: a plume composed offeathers,or of precious stones,like a heron's crest. [Fr. aigrette.] Aiguille, āgwēl′,n.a sharp, needlelike peak of rock, ...

Google previewTechnical Dictionary (2013)

Four Languages by Eduard Webber

Aigrette (f.) électrique. Gratte- brosse (f.) Déchargę (f.) électrique en forme d'aigrette. Porte-balais (m.) Décalage (m.) ...

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Aigrette Meaning

Video shows what aigrette means. The lesser white heron, the egret.. A feather or plume, or feather-shaped item, used as an adornment or ornament.

Scrabble value of A1I1G2R1E1T1T1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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