Thursday, April 9, 2015

oriflamme

oriflamme (plural oriflammes)

  1. (history) The red silk banner of St Denis, which the abbot of St Denis gave to French kings as they rode to war.
  2. (figuratively) Any banner, idea or principle which serves as a rallying point for those involved in a struggle.
  3. (literary) Something resembling the banner of St Denis; a bright, shining object.

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