emblema

noun
em·​ble·​ma | \ emˈblēmə, -lāmə, -lemə \
plural emblemata\ -​mətə \

Definition of emblema

1 : a featured picture or ornament in mosaic work used frequently by the ancients for decorating pavement or wall
2 : separate ornament done in relief and often in precious metal that was attached as decoration (as to a ship or piece of furniture) especially by the ancient Romans usually used in plural

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“Emblema.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emblema. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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