Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small collar or fichu of linen, lace, fur, etc., worn by women.
- n. Any piece of armor protecting the neck, more particularly in front. See gorgerin and hausse-col.
- n. In zoology: In certain goniatite cephalopods of Devonian age, one of a series of swellings in the shell which apparently represent successive positions of the stoma or shell-aperture.
- n. The circle of tentacles in sea-anemones.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A small collar; specif., a woman's collar of lace, fur, or other fancy material.
“The lower plumage is white save for a blue collaret, which is interrupted in the middle.”
“The breast is, in its turn, separated from the greyish abdomen by a broad black band, which ornithologists term a collaret.”
“Sometimes the collaret is interrupted in the middle.”
“Instead she concerned herself with lifting the collaret of bells off over Mrs. Hadley-Smith's head and bestowing it upon the rounded shoulders of the girl.”
“In the coils and masses of her black hair she fixed her two great cabochons of pearls, and clasped about her neck her palm-broad collaret of pearls and diamonds.”
“I want some to match a collaret of my own; and I cant get it at Perry and John's.”
“Jane took off her mink-fur collaret, which was sadly worn.”
“Thank you," said Jane, as she received the collaret.”
“When she came in her angelic face was as white as the collaret which encircled her throat, and the scar was more livid than usual.”
“A little meadow daisy seemed to me so beautiful with its golden calyx full of diamonds of dew and its white collaret fringed with purple, that I plucked it, and covered it with kisses, and cried in a sort of delirious intoxication:”
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