civic crown

noun

variants or less commonly civic wreath
1
: a crown or garland of oak leaves and acorns bestowed by the Romans for saving the life of a citizen in battle
2
: a representation of a civic crown especially in architecture or heraldry

Word History

Etymology

translation of Latin corona civica

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“Civic crown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/civic%20crown. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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