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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Stars%20and%20Bars. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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