vexillum


vexillum

noun, plural vex·il·la [vek-siluh] /vɛkˈsɪl ə/.

  1. a military standard or flag carried by ancient Roman troops.
  2. a group of men serving under such a standard.
  3. video frequency.
  4. Also vex·il [vek-sil] /ˈvɛk sɪl/. Botany. the large upper petal of a papilionaceous flower.
  5. Ornithology Rare. the web or vane of a feather.

noun plural -la (-lə)

  1. ornithol the vane of a feather
  2. botany another name for standard (def. 16)

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