noun pen·ta·gram \ˈpen-tə-ˌgram\

: a shape that is like a star with five points formed by five straight lines and that is often used as a magic or religious symbol

Full Definition of PENTAGRAM

:  a figure of a 5-pointed star usually made with alternate points connected by a continuous line and used as a magic or occult symbol; also :  a similar 6-pointed star (as a Solomon's seal)


Greek pentagrammon, from penta- + -grammon (akin to gramma letter) — more at gram
First Known Use: 1825


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