A sunburst is the pictorial representation of sunlight eminating from a sun, in the form of straight lines radiating out. They are used in simple illustrations, such as children's drawings and paintings, cartoons and
flags from countries like Macedonia and Tibet. Japan's naval ensign and the symbol of the Australian Army also have sunbursts.

Sun"burst` (?), n.

A burst of sunlight.

 

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