vexillum

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noun vex·il·lum \vek-ˈsi-ləm\

Definition of vexillum

plural

vexilla

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  1. 1 :  a square flag of the ancient Roman cavalry

  2. 2 :  the web or vane of a feather

Origin and Etymology of vexillum

Latin; akin to Latin velum curtain, awning


First Known Use: 1726

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