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snood  (sno̅o̅d),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Clothingthe distinctive headband formerly worn by young unmarried women in Scotland and northern England.
  2. Clothinga headband for the hair.
  3. Clothinga netlike hat or part of a hat or fabric that holds or covers the back of a woman's hair.
  4. Anatomythe pendulous skin over the beak of a turkey.

  1. to bind or confine (the hair) with a snood.
  • bef. 900; Middle English: fillet, ribbon; Old English snōd

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

snood /snuːd/ n
  1. a pouchlike hat, often of net, loosely holding a woman's hair at the back
  2. a headband, esp one formerly worn by young unmarried women in Scotland
Etymology: Old English snōd; of obscure origin


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