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head-ring, noun

Especially in traditional Zulu society: a ring of fibre, resin, and beeswax worked into the hair and worn as a mark of status by adult men; isicoco; ring noun1; ringkop sense b; ring-top sense b. See also ringed.
1855 J.W. Colenso Ten Weeks in Natal 175On the way, Mr. Shepstone drew my attention to the singular stuff upon the Mimosa-thorn, which I have before mentioned as the material, out of which the Zulu-Kafirs construct their curious head rings.
1976 West & Morris Abantu 54 (caption)Around his head is the traditional head-ring of a married man...Traditionally the head-ring was of wax into which the hair was woven..but a rubber ring is the accepted modern alternative.
a ring of fibre, resin, and beeswax worked into the hair and worn as a mark of status by adult men; isicoco; ringnoun; ringkopb; ring-topb.

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