Snood

The lassie lost her silken snood. The snood was a riband with which a Scotch lass braided her hair, and was the emblem of her maiden character. When she married she changed the snood for the curch or coif; but if she lost the name of virgin before she obtained that of wife, she “lost her silken snood,” and was not privileged to assume the curch. (Anglo-Saxon, snod.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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