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topknot definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: headdress consisting of a decorative ribbon or bow worn in the hair
2: showy crest or knot of hair or feathers

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: circa 1688 1. an ornament (as a knot of ribbons or a pompom) forming a headdress or worn as part of a coiffure 2. a crest of feathers or tuft of hair on the top of the head

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a knot, tuft, crest, or bow of ribbon, worn or growing on the head.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Topknot Top"knot`, n. 1. A crest or knot of feathers upon the head or top, as of a bird; also, an orgamental knot worn on top of the head, as by women. A great, stout servant girl, with cheeks as red as her topknot. --Sir W. Scott. 2. (Zo["o]l.) A small Europen flounder (Rhoumbus punctatus). The name is also applied to allied species.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

also top-knot(topknots) If someone, especially a woman, has her hair in a topknot, her hair is arranged in a small neat pile on top of her head. N-COUNT

Moby Thesaurus

braid, bun, cap, capsheaf, caput, chignon, coil, crest, crown, cue, feather, hackle, head, heading, headpiece, knot, panache, pigtail, pinhead, pinion, plait, plume, plumule, queue, quill, rattail, scapular, tail, tuft, twist



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