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ringlet (plural ringlets)

  1. A small ring.
  2. A lock, tress.
    Her hair was in ringlets.
    • 1900, L. Frank Baum , The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Chapter 23
      She was both beautiful and young to their eyes. Her hair was a rich red in color and fell in flowing ringlets over her shoulders. Her dress was pure white but her eyes were blue, and they looked kindly upon the little girl.
  3. A brown butterfly with numerous small rings on under wings, Aphantopus hyperantus, of the family Nymphalidae.