Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Fringed.
  • In heraldry: Bordered or edged with a narrow band on all sides.
  • Less properly, edged along one side only, as the St. Patrick's saltier in the British union jack. Also fimbriate and edged.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having a fringed border; fimbriate.
  • adjective (Her.) Having a very narrow border of another tincture; -- said esp. of an ordinary or subordinary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective heraldry Having a narrow borderline of another tincture.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • G-K turned in a yellow cross on white, fimbriated with red, which didn't, you'll pardon the expression, wind up flying.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • During this procedure, your doctor will make an incision near the fimbriated fingerlike end of the tube, so that the blockages or damaged tissue can be removed.

    Getting Pregnant

  • As you read earlier, the fimbriated or “fingerlike” ends of the tube “catch” your egg as it is ovulated and gently guide it inside.

    Getting Pregnant

  • When your egg is ripe and ready to be ovulated, it gently pops from your ovary and is caught by the fimbriated ends of your fallopian tubes and quickly swept inside.

    Getting Pregnant

  • "Per pall from the hoist, the upper band red (chili) and the lower band blue, with a black triangle at the hoist; over the partition lines a green pall, one fifth the width of the flag, fimbriated white against the red (chili) and blue, and gold against the black triangle at the hoist; the width of the pall and its fimbriations is one third the width of the flag."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "Per pall from the hoist, the upper band red (chili) and the lower band blue, with a black triangle at the hoist; over the partition lines a green pall, one fifth the width of the flag, fimbriated white against the red (chili) and blue, and gold against the black triangle at the hoist; the width of the pall and its fimbriations is one third the width of the flag."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "Per pall from the hoist, the upper band red (chili) and the lower band blue, with a black triangle at the hoist; over the partition lines a green pall, one fifth the width of the flag, fimbriated white against the red (chili) and blue, and gold against the black triangle at the hoist; the width of the pall and its fimbriations is one third the width of the flag."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "Per pall from the hoist, the upper band red (chili) and the lower band blue, with a black triangle at the hoist; over the partition lines a green pall, one fifth the width of the flag, fimbriated white against the red (chili) and blue, and gold against the black triangle at the hoist; the width of the pall and its fimbriations is one third the width of the flag."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • In these flowers the calyx is normal, the tube of the corolla is traversed by ten vascular bundles, and the limb is divided into ten fimbriated lobes.

    Vegetable Teratology An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual Construction of Plants

  • Sir GEORGE ALEXANDER, dolicocephalic, fimbriated and supra-lapsarian, interpreted the _rôle_ of the archdeacon with consummate skill.

    Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 7, 1914

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  • In heraldry, an element of the design that has a narrow border around it. More info here for a really cool usage.

    March 27, 2007

  • Neat! What a useful word!

    I have to go fix my fimbriated pate now.

    March 27, 2007

  • fimbriate

    December 8, 2010

  • The Edinburgh Fimbriate?

    October 3, 2013