chaplet [chap′lit]
[ME & OFr chapelet, dim. of chapel: see CHAPEAU]
1. a wreath or garland for the head
a) a rosary consisting typically of five decades
b) the prayers said with such beads
3. any string of beads; necklace
4. Archit. a small convex molding somewhat resembling a string of beads

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