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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Topknot \Top"knot'\, noun

1. A crest or knot of feathers upon the head or top, as of a bird; also, an ornamental knot worn on top of the head, as by women.

A great, stout servant girl, with cheeks as red as her topknot. --Sir W. Scott.

2. (Zool.) A small Europen flounder ({Rhoumbus punctatus}). The name is also applied to allied species.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

topknot

noun

1: headdress consisting of a decorative ribbon or bow worn in the hair

2: showy crest or knot of hair or feathers


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