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lavalier (n.)

kind of ornament that hangs around the neck, 1873, from French lavallière, a kind of tie, after Louise Françoise de La Baume Le Blanc de La Vallière, Duchesse de La Vallière (1644-1710), mistress of Louis XIV from 1661-1667.

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Definitions of lavalier from WordNet

lavalier (n.)
jeweled pendant worn on a chain around the neck;
Synonyms: lavaliere / lavalliere
From wordnet.princeton.edu