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From French aigrette ‘egret’.

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  • IPA: /ˈeɪgɹɪt/

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Singular
Aigrette

Plural
Aigrettes

Aigrette (plural Aigrettes)
  1. The lesser white heron; the egret.
  2. A feather or plume, or feather-shaped item, used as an adornment or ornament.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 181:
      Young women attired often in nothing more than ostrich-feather aigrettes dyed in colors of doubtful taste ran nubilely up and down the marble staircases, chased by young men in razor-toed ball shoes of patent-leather.
  3. The feathery crown of some seeds (such as the dandelion)

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  • OED 2nd edition 1989

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French Wikipedia has an article on:
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Aigrette f. (plural Aigrettes)

  1. egret (Any of various wading birds of the genera Egretta or Ardea)
  2. pappus
  3. (of certain birds) crest (plumage)
  4. lumex
  5. feather (atop a hat)

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