n.1.A garland; a prize.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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All they without were raunged in a ring, And daunced round; but in the midst of them Three other Ladies did both daunce and sing, The whilest the rest them round about did hemme, And like a girlond did in compasse stemme: And in the middest of those same three, was placed Another Damzell, as a precious gemme, Amidst a ring most richly well enhanced, That with her goodly presence all the rest much graced.
Do worship her, as Queene, with olive girlond ground.
Tho couth I sing of love, and tune my pype Unto my plaintive pleas in verses made: Tho would I seeke for Queene apples unrype, To give my Rosalind, and in Sommer shade Dight gaudy Girlonds, was my comen trade, To crowne her golden locks, but yeeres more rype, And losse of her, whose love as lyfe I wayd, Those weary wanton toyes away did wype.