gonfalon

noun
gon·​fa·​lon | \ ˈgän-fə-ˌlän How to pronounce gonfalon (audio) , -lən \

Definition of gonfalon

1 : the ensign of certain princes or states (such as the medieval republics of Italy)
2 : a flag that hangs from a crosspiece or frame

First Known Use of gonfalon

1595, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gonfalon

Italian gonfalone

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“Gonfalon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gonfalon. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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