from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small crown worn by princes and princesses and by other nobles below the rank of sovereign.
- n. A chaplet or headband decorated with gold or jewels.
- n. The upper margin of a horse's hoof.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small crown worn by a noble. In the British system, they are worn only at coronations. The German equivalent is Adelskrone.
- n. The ring of tissue between a horse's hoof and its leg.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An ornamental or honorary headdress, having the shape and character of a crown; particularly, a crown worn as the mark of high rank lower than sovereignty. The word is used by Shakespeare to denote also a kingly crown.
- n. The upper part of a horse's hoof, where the horn terminates in skin.
- n. The iron head of a tilting spear; a coronel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A coronal, circlet, or wreath for the head.
- n. A crown representing a dignity inferior to that of the sovereign.
- n. In modern costume, a decorative piece forming a part of a woman's head-dress, especially a plate or band, as of metal, broad in the middle and half encircling the head in front.
- n. Same as coronal, 2.
- n. In entomology, a circle of spines, hairs, etc., around the apex of a part, as around the end of the abdomen.
- n. The lowest part of the pastern of a horse, running about the coffin and distinguished by the hair that joins and covers the upper part of the hoof. Also cornet. See cut under hoof.
- To adorn as with a coronet.
- n. An erroneous form of cornet, 7.
- n. In botany, same as corona, especially in a diminutive sense; also formerly applied to a whorl of small flowers, as in some labiate plants, and to small heads of umbelliferous and composite plants.
- n. The bur at the base of an antler.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. margin between the skin of the pastern and the horn of the hoof
- n. a small crown; usually indicates a high rank but below that of sovereign
Middle English coronette, from Old French, diminutive of corone, crown, from Latin corōna; see crown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin corona ("crown") + -ette, shortened to -et (Wiktionary)