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diadem (noun) crown (usually of jewels, sometimes of flowers).

A diadem is a crown worn around the head by the kings of olden days. It is a circle of jewels or of flowers worn around the head by a king and is the symbol of kingly power and status.

  • In almost all the civilizations the diadem is worn by the kings as a symbol of kingly power.
  • Nowadays the diadem is mostly worn by the winners in beauty contests, where it is set on the head of the woman declared the most beautiful.
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