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pennoncel

or penoncel

[pen-uh n-sel] /ˈpɛn ənˌsɛl/
noun
1.
Origin of pennoncel
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English penonceal < Middle French penoncel, diminutive of penon pennon

pencel

or pensil, pennoncel, penoncel

[pen-suh l] /ˈpɛn səl/
noun
1.
a small pennon, as at the head of a lance.
Origin
1225-75; Middle English < Anglo-French, syncopated variant of penoncel pennoncel
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British Dictionary definitions for pennoncel

pencel

/ˈpɛnsəl/
noun
1.
a small pennon, originally one carried by a knight's squire
Word Origin
C13: via Anglo-French from Old French penoncel a little pennon
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