ETYM Dim. of Old Eng. corone crown; cf. Old Fren. coronete. Related to Crown, Crownet, Cronet.
1. A small crown; usually indicates a high rank but below that of sovereign.
2. Margin between the skin of the pastern and the horn of the hoof.
Small crown worn by a peer at coronations. A duke's coronet consists of a golden circlet, above which are eight strawberry leaves; a marquess's has four strawberry leaves with four points surmounted by pearls between them, an earl's eight strawberry leaves with eight tall points surmounted by pearls between them, a viscount's sixteen small pearls, and a baron's six large pearls.