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banderole

[ban-duh-rohl] /ˈbæn dəˌroʊl/
noun
1.
a small flag or streamer fastened to a lance, masthead, etc.
2.
a narrow scroll, usually bearing an inscription.
3.
(especially in Renaissance architecture) a sculptured band, as on a building, adapted to receive an inscription.
Also, banderol, bandrol, bandrole
[ban-drohl] /ˈbæn droʊl/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; < Middle French < Italian banderuola, equivalent to bandier(a) banner + -uola < Latin -e- or -i- + -ola -ole2
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banderole

/ˈbændəˌrəʊl/
noun
1.
a long narrow flag, usually with forked ends, esp one attached to the masthead of a ship; pennant
2.
a square flag draped over a tomb or carried at a funeral
3.
a ribbon-like scroll or sculptured band bearing an inscription, found esp in Renaissance architecture
4.
a streamer on a knight's lance
Word Origin
C16: from Old French, from Italian banderuola, literally: a little banner, from bandierabanner
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