Definition of Dannebrog
1 : a red swallow-tailed ensign bearing a white cross and being the national flag of Denmark
2 : the red rectangular Danish merchant flag
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Origin and Etymology of dannebrog
Dutch Dannebrog, from Danne Danes (from Old Norse Dana, genitive plural of Danr Dane) + brog cloth, from Old Norse brōk
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