Headdress Head"dress` (h[e^]d"dr[e^]s`), n. 1. A covering or ornament for the head; a headtire; as, chiefs among the plains Indians had elaborate long headdresses with many feathers. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

2. A manner of dressing the hair or of adorning it, whether with or without a veil, ribbons, combs, etc. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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