vexillary

vexillary

[vek-suh-ler-ee]
noun, plural vexillaries.
1.
(in ancient Rome) one of a class of veteran soldiers who served under a special banner.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to flags.
3.
of or pertaining to a vexillum.

Origin:
1585–95; < Latin vexillārius standard-bearer. See vexillum, -ary

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vexillum (vɛkˈsɪləm)
 
n , pl -la
1.  ornithol the vane of a feather
2.  botany another name for standard
 
[C18: from Latin: banner, perhaps from vēlum sail]
 
'vexillary
 
adj
 
vex'illar
 
adj
 
'vexillate
 
adj

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