Stars and Bars

noun, plural in form but singular in construction

Definition of Stars and Bars

: the first flag of the Confederate States of America having three bars of red, white, and red respectively and a blue union with white stars in a circle representing the seceded states

First Known Use of Stars and Bars

1861, in the meaning defined above

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“Stars and Bars.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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