impresa

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noun im·pre·sa \im-ˈprā-zə, -sə\

Definition of impresa

  1. :  a device with a motto used in the 16th and 17th centuries; broadly :  emblem

Examples of impresa in a sentence

  1. the family's selection of the lily as its impresa dates from the 16th century

Origin and Etymology of impresa

Italian, literally, undertaking


First Known Use: 1588



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