Definition for COL'LET

COL'LET, n. [Fr. collet, a collar, or neck, from L. collum.]

  1. Among jewelers, the horizontal face or plane at the bottom of brilliants; or the part of a ring in which the stone is set. – Encyc. Johnson.
  2. In glass-making, that part of glass vessels which sticks to the iron instrument used in taking the substance from the melting-pot. – Encyc.
  3. Anciently, a band or collar.
  4. A term used by turners. – Johnson.
  5. In botany, the neck or part of a plant from which spring the ascending and descending axes. – Lindley.

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