armes parlantes

/ (French arm parlɑ̃t) /

pl n
  1. heraldry arms using devices to illustrate the name of the bearers, such as a rose and a wall to illustrate the name Rosewall

Origin of armes parlantes

literally: speaking arms

Words Nearby armes parlantes

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How to use armes parlantes in a sentence

  • The Starckens of the Island of Oesel also use the like as armes parlantes; the field in this case is or.

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