Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A crown; diadem; crest; ornamental or distinctive head-dress; specifically, in Mohammedan usage, the peculiar conical cap assumed by dervishes receiving full initiation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A tall brimless hat, usually conical or curved on top, worn in Muslim countries as a sign of distinction and prestige.
  • noun historical A crown worn by Indian princes as a sign of high rank.

Etymologies

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Arabic تاج (tāj) from Persian تاج (tāj), "crown".

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  • From the Arabic word for "crown," a brimless, tall, cone-shaped cap worn by those in Muslim countries.

    November 14, 2007