Or"i*flamb, Or"i*flamme (?), n. [F. oriflamme, OF. oriflambe, LL. auriflamma; L. aurum gold + flamma flame; cf. L. flammula a little banner. So called because it was a flag of red silk, split into many points, and borne on a gilded lance.]
The ancient royal standard of France.
A standard or ensign, in battle.
"A handkerchief like an oriflamb
And be your oriflamme to-day the helmet of Navarre.
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