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Meaning of VEXILLUM

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Vex*il"lum\, n.; pl. {Vexilla}. [L., a standard, a
flag.]
1. (Rom. Antiq.)
   (a) A flag or standard.
   (b) A company of troops serving under one standard.

2. (Eccl.)
   (a) A banner.
   (b) The sign of the cross.

3. (Bot.) The upper petal of a papilionaceous flower; the
   standard.

4. (Zo["o]l.) The rhachis and web of a feather taken
   together; the vane.

 

 

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