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1. A long narrow banner or streamer borne upon a lance.
2. A pennant, banner, or flag.
3. A pinion; a wing.
[Middle English, from Old French penon, streamer, feather of an arrow, augmentative of penne, feather, from Latin penna; see pet- in Indo-European roots.]
1. (Heraldry) a long flag, often tapering and rounded, divided, or pointed at the end, originally a knight's personal flag
2. (Nautical Terms) a small tapering or triangular flag borne on a ship or boat
3. a poetic word for wing
[C14: via Old French, ultimately from Latin penna feather]
1. a distinctive flag in any of various forms, formerly one borne on the lance of a knight.
2. a pennant.
3. any flag or banner.
[1325–75; Middle English penon < Middle French, derivative of Old French pene < Latin penna or pinna feather. See pen1]
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|Noun||1.||pennon - a long flag; often tapering |
flag - emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
|2.||pennon - wing of a bird|
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
wing - a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)