Garland

Garland

1. The crown of a king.

2. A wreath of chaplet made of branches, flowers, or feathers, and sometimes of precious stones, to be worn on the head like a crown; a coronal; a wreath.

3. The top; the thing most prized.

4. A book of extracts in prose or poetry; an anthology. They [ballads] began to be collected into little miscellanies under the name of garlands. (Percy)

5. A sort of netted bag used by sailors to keep provision in. A grommet or ring of rope lashed to a spar for convenience in handling.

Origin: oe. Garland, gerlond, OF. Garlande, f. Guirlande; of uncertain origin; cf. OHG. Wiara, wiera, crown, pure gold, MHG. Wieren to adorn.

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