formée

adjective
for·​mée | \ ˈfȯr-ˌmā How to pronounce formée (audio) , fȯr-ˈmā \

Definition of formée

of a heraldic cross
: having the arms narrow at the center and expanding toward the ends — see cross illustration

First Known Use of formée

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for formée

French, feminine past participle of former to form, from Old French, from Latin formare

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“Formée.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/form%C3%A9e. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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