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Oriflamb definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

OR'IFLAMB, n. The ancient royal standard of France.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Oriflamb Or"i*flamb, Oriflamme Or"i*flamme, n. [F. oriflamme, OF. oriflambe, LL. auriflamma; L. aurum gold + flamma flame; cf. L. flammula a little banner. So called because it was a flag of red silk, split into many points, and borne on a gilded lance.] 1. The ancient royal standard of France. 2. A standard or ensign, in battle. ``A handkerchief like an oriflamb.'' --Longfellow. And be your oriflamme to-day the helmet of Navarre. --Macaulay.



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