Head"dress` (?), n.

1.

A covering or ornament for the head; a headtire.

Among birds the males very often appear in a most beautiful headdress, whether it be a crest, a comb, a tuft of feathers, or a natural little plume. Addison.

2.

A manner of dressing the hair or of adorning it, whether with or without a veil, ribbons, combs, etc.

 

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