from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An ornamental head-dress of the ancient Persian kings.
  • noun The head-dress of the high priest of the Jews.
  • noun A low-crowned episcopal miter. F. G. Lee. Also written kidaris.
  • noun [⟨cap.] The typical genus of the family Cidaridæ.


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  • from The Dictionary of Costume; R. Turner Wilcox; "the tiara of ancient Persian kings and Jewish High Priests"; Wilcox also describes a crown or cidaris worn by a Turkish sultana, velvet and silk

    August 18, 2008