adjective grin·go·lée \¦griŋgə¦lā\

Definition of gringolée

of a cross

  1. :  having at the end of each arm a pair of serpent heads with each head turned outward a cross gringolée in his heraldic escutcheon

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Origin and Etymology of gringolée

French gringolé, from gringole serpent's head

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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