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an·nu·let

 (ăn′yə-lĭt)
n.
A ringlike molding around the capital of a pillar.

[Latin ānulus, ring; see annulus + -et.]

annulet

(ˈænjʊlɪt)
n
1. (Architecture) architect a moulding in the form of a ring, as at the top of a column adjoining the capital
2. (Heraldry) heraldry a ring-shaped device on a shield; hollow roundel
3. a little ring
[C16: from Latin ānulus ring + -et]

an•nu•let

(ˈæn yə lɪt)

n.
1. an encircling molding or band, as on the shaft of a column.
2. a small ring or circle.
[1565–75; < Latin annul(us) ring (see annulus) + -et]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.annulet - (heraldry) a charge in the shape of a circle; "a hollow roundel"
armorial bearing, heraldic bearing, bearing, charge - heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
heraldry - emblem indicating the right of a person to bear arms
2.annulet - molding in the form of a ringannulet - molding in the form of a ring; at top of a column
moulding, molding - a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing
3.annulet - a small ringannulet - a small ring        
ring, band - jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger; "she had rings on every finger"; "he noted that she wore a wedding band"
References in classic literature ?
Here were the gold mullets of the Pakingtons, the sable and ermine of the Mackworths, the scarlet bars of the Wakes, the gold and blue of the Grosvenors, the cinque-foils of the Cliftons, the annulets of the Musgraves, the silver pinions of the Beauchamps, the crosses of the Molineaux, the bloody chevron of the Woodhouses, the red and silver of the Worsleys, the swords of the Clarks, the boars'-heads of the Lucies, the crescents of the Boyntons, and the wolf and dagger of the Lipscombs.
Spiracles of abdominal segments I-VIII similar in size; distance between the two lobes of respiratory plate of spiracles less than dorsoventral diameter of bulla; dorsal surface of segment I-VIII with a single row of short setae per annulet, some long setae interspersed between short setae; dorsum of segment VII with 2 annulets; segments IX and X fused, covered with irregular rows of short setae; spiracular area of abdominal segments I-VIII with 10-15 setae, frequently 11.
2 cm; abdominal segments divided into 2 annulets by a transverse crease.