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From French collerette.



collarette (plural collarettes)

  1. A small collar, especially as a kind of necklace of lace, fur etc. for women; a ruff
    • 2013, Weldon's Practical Needlework, page 70:
      Work the 2 stitches in looped knitting; the last ten rows make a kind of gore on the lower edge of the collarette.
    • 2022, Liam McIlvanney, The Heretic, page 206:
      Men in Sunday suits and orange collarettes swaggered to the music from uniformed flute bands.
    • 2023, Nicolas Laos, Freemasonic Enlightenment in the Context of the Modern and Perfecting Rite of Symbolic Masonry, page 226:
      The regalia of the Regional Grand Officers comprise the following items: an apron, a sash, a pair of gauntlets, a cap, a collarette, a collarette jewel, and the Order's breast jewel.
  2. A small collar of inner petals or leaf-like extensions to the stem.
    • 1917, Gaston Bonnier, Name this Flower, page 226:
      There are no recurved strap-shaped little flowers; collarette of the composite flower with scales arranged in several rows ( Fig . TVU )
    • 2012, Garry T. Cole, Biology of Conidial Fungi, page 301:
      The rather inconspicuous collarette of Aspergillus contrasts with the distinctive collarette of Phialophora richardsiae (Nannf. apud Melin & Nannf.)
  3. A type of dahlia having a small collar of short inner petals.
    • 1914, Liberty Hyde Bailey, The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, page 956:
      The Collarette dahlia is a very novel and distinct type.
  4. The jagged circle in the mid-diameter of the iris, separating the darker shade of the iris from the lighter shade of the iris.
    • 2015, Keith R. Pine, Brian H. Sloan, Robert J. Jacobs, Clinical Ocular Prosthetics, page 129:
      The edge of the pupil is soft and seems to dissolve into the collarette rather than stand apart from it.
  5. The rim of loosened keratin surrounding a skin lesion.
    • 2021, Subrata Malakar, Pediatric Dermoscopy Trichoscopy & Onychoscopy, page 35:
      Occasionally, scaling may be diffuse and irregular instead of collarette of fragments of scales that from the border into the center of the lesion, like a curtain
  6. (advertising) An advertising card fitted around the neck of a bottle.



collarette f

  1. plural of collaretta