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ensign

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1 a device, design, or figure used as an identifying mark
  • that ensign of tutorial authority, the hickory stick

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2 a piece of cloth with a special design that is used as an emblem or for signaling
  • fittingly, the organization promoting the welfare of marine life features a dolphin on its ensign

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The first known use of ensign was in the 15th century

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“Ensign.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ensign. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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