pen·​non·​cel ˈpe-nən-ˌsel How to pronounce pennoncel (audio)
variants or penoncel
: a small pennon used in late medieval or Renaissance times

Word History


Middle English penoncell, from Anglo-French penuncel, diminutive of penun

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pennoncel was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near pennoncel

Cite this Entry

“Pennoncel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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