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Definition of the noun aigrette
What does aigrette mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: aigrettes
- a long plume (especially one of egret feathers) worn on a hat or a piece of jewelry in the shape of a plume
Alternative definition of the noun aigrette
- The lesser white heron; the egret.
- A feather or plume, or feather-shaped item, used as an adornment or ornament.
- The feathery crown of some seeds (such as the dandelion)
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Word 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 ...
Marine 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, ...
With Observations, Critical and Explanatory ... by John Charnock
The aigrette is a kind of feather s it represents a hand with thirteen fingers, which are of diamonds, and allusive to the thirteen ships taken ...
The Naval Chronicle, Containing a General and Biographical History of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, with a Variety of Original Papers on Nautical Subjects (1799)
The Aigrette is a kind of feather; it represents a hand with thirteen fingers, which are of diamonds, and allusive to the thirteen ships taken and destroyed at Alexandria, the size that of a child's hand about six years old when opened; the centre ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
Technical 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.) ...
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, ...
by Edy G. Schaffer
aigrette EGRET ail PAIN, BOTHER, SUFFER aileron part TAB ailing ILL, SICK, HURTING UNDER THE WEATHER ailment ILLNESS, DEFECT, MALADY, DISEASE. DISORDER, COMPLAIN! minor PIP aim END, GOAL, POINT .
by Henry Percy Smith
aigrette, id., O.H.G. heigro, L.L. aigronem, O.Fr. hairon, Fr. heron.] The white heron ; found in both hemispheres. Two spec., the Great E. (Ardea alba) and the Little E. (A. garzetta), occasionally found in Britain. Fam. Ardeidoe, ord. Gralla:.
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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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