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blazon

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Etymology

From Old French blason "shield".

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈbleɪzən/

Noun

Singular
blazon

Plural
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  1. (heraldry) A verbal or written description of a coat of arms.
    Quotations
    • 1894: ...it should never be forgotten that the best blazon is that which is the most perspicuous — James Parker, A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry.
  2. (heraldry) A formalized language for describing a coat of arms.
    Quotations
    • 1997: We must banish, therefore, the persistent but wholly erroneous notion that the heralds invented many of the terms used in blazon and borrowed the rest from the everyday lexicon of terms... — Gerard J. Brault, Early Blazon
  3. (heraldry): A coat of arms or a banner depicting a coat of arms.

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Verb

Infinitive
to blazon

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to blazon (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To describe a coat of arms.
    Quotations
    • 1889: After Blazoning the Shield, you proceed to the exterior ornaments viz.: The Helmet, Lambrequin, Crest, Supporters, Badge, and Motto — Charles Norton Elvin, A Dictionary of Heraldry

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