Vex*il"lum (?), n.; pl. Vexilla (#). [L., a standard, a flag.]

1. Rom. Antiq. (a)

A flag or standard.


A company of troops serving under one standard.

2. Eccl. (a)

A banner.


The sign of the cross.

3. Bot.

The upper petal of a papilionaceous flower; the standard.

4. Zool.

The rhachis and web of a feather taken together; the vane.


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