Definition of ferronière in US English:

ferronière

(also ferronniere, ferroniere, ferronnière)

noun

  • An ornamental chain or fillet with a central jewel (especially a pendant), worn around the head.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in World of Fashion. From French ferronnière ornamental chain, band, or plait with a central decoration, worn around the forehead, apparently from La Belle Ferronnière, the title given from the early 18th cent. to a portrait of a beautiful woman wearing such an ornament.

Pronunciation

ferronière

/ˌfɛrɒnˈjɛː/