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Definition of "carcanet" [car•ca•net]

  • Archaic A jeweled necklace, collar, or headband. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "carcanet" in a sentence
  • "A-drooping.] [Footnote 6: A carcanet is a necklace, diminutive from old French"
  • "“He may be right,” said Sir Archibald, “for here is a slip of parchment, commending the bearer of this carcanet to the Duke, desiring him to accept it as a true token from one well known to him, and to give the bearer full credence in all that be should say on the part of there by whom he is sent.”"
  • "Lo you! let me have a blue robe, and — search for the ruby carcanet, which was part of the"