aigrette :

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  • n  a long plume (especially one of egret feathers) worn on a hat or a piece of jewelry in the shape of a plume

  • Mussolini arrived in a brilliant uniform with an aigrette a foot high on his head.
  • Under the long, lemon-tinted gown and the towering headdress of aigrette plumes, the tall, tawny body is heavier now.
  • The oval, shapely head bore proudly a black shako topped with aigrette plumes.

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