( Garlands): n. [from Middle English and Old French] 1. a. A wreath, circlet, or festoon, especially one with flowers or leaves. b. A wreath worked in metal for ornamentation or as a heraldic device. 2. A ring or collar of rope used to hoist spars or prevent fraying. 3. An anthology (of poetry, verse, etc.)
A type of degree insignia used in certain of the Universities in Ceylon, and consisting of a circlet hung round the neck with some type of decoration depending from the bottom of the garland and resting on the chest in front.