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English Dictionary: cockade by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. an ornament (such as a knot of ribbon or a rosette) usually worn on the hat
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Cockade \Cock*ade"\, n. [F. cocarble, fr. coquard vain, OF.
      coquart, fr. coq cock, prob. of imitative origin. The
      ornament is so named from its resemblance to the crest of a
      cock. Cf. {Coquette}.]
      A badge, usually in the form of a rosette, or knot, and
      generally worn upon the hat; -- used as an indication of
      military or naval service, or party allegiance, and in
      England as a part of the livery to indicate that the wearer
      is the servant of a military or naval officer.
               Seduced by military liveries and cockades. --Burke.
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