- Homophone Note, Word Explorer
|part of speech:
||a high, round, stiff collar of pleated or ruffled fabric worn by men and women in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
||a distinctively marked fringe or collar of hair, fur, or feathers around the neck of an animal or bird.
||a species of sandpiper found in Europe and Asia, the male of which exhibits a collar of erectile feathers during mating season.
The words ruff
(not smooth) sound alike but have different meanings.