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ringlet (n.)

1550s, "circlet, ring other than a finger ring," from ring (n.1) + diminutive suffix -let. As "a curl of hair," usually a long and spiraled lock, by 1660s. Related: Ringleted.

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Definitions of ringlet from WordNet

ringlet (n.)
a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals);
Synonyms: coil / whorl / roll / curl / curlicue / gyre / scroll
ringlet (n.)
a strand or cluster of hair;
Synonyms: lock / curl / whorl
ringlet (n.)
a small ring;
ringlet (n.)
any of various butterflies belonging to the family Satyridae;
Synonyms: ringlet butterfly
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