Meaning of aigrette

ai•grette

Pronunciation: (ā'gret, ā-gret'), [key]
— n.
  1. a plume or tuft of feathers, esp. the back plume of any of various herons, arranged as a head ornament.
  2. a jeweled ornament depicting or suggesting this, usually worn in the hair or on a hat.
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