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  • Main Entry: gon·fa·lon
    Function: noun
    Inflected Form(s): -s
    Etymology: Italian gonfalone, from Old Italian, from Old French gonfanon, gonfalon -- more at GONFANON
    1 : the ensign or standard in use by certain princes or states (as the medieval republics of Italy)
    2 : a flag that hangs from a crosspiece or frame

    "gonfalon." Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster, 2002. (6 Jan. 2007).

    January 6, 2007