variants: or accollée \ ¦akə¦lā \

Definition of accollé

1 heraldry : entwined about the neck also : collared, gorged
2 heraldry : joined or touching at the neck : side by side (as sets of arms on a shield or profiles on a coin or medal)

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First Known Use of accollé

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for accollé

French accolé, past participle of accoler to embrace

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“Accollé.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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