impresa


im·pre·sa

noun \im-ˈprā-zə, -sə\

Definition of IMPRESA

:  a device with a motto used in the 16th and 17th centuries; broadly :  emblem

Examples of IMPRESA

  1. <the family's selection of the lily as its impresa dates from the 16th century>

Origin of IMPRESA

Italian, literally, undertaking
First Known Use: 1588

Rhymes with IMPRESA

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