topknot

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top +‎ knot

Noun[edit]

topknot (plural topknots)

  1. a decorative knot of hair on the crown of the head, sometimes having ribbons or feathers
    • (Can we date this quote?) Sir Walter Scott
      A great, stout servant girl, with cheeks as red as her topknot.
  2. a decorative headdress
  3. A crest or knot of feathers upon the head or top, as of a bird.
  4. Any fish in one of several genera:
    1. The New Zealand topknot, Notoclinus fenestratus
    2. The Norwegian topknot, Phrynorhombus norvegicus
    3. The brown topknot, Notoclinus compressus
    4. Several species in the genus Zeugopterus
    5. A small European flounder (Phrynorhombus regius, syn. Rhombus punctatus).

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