verb (used with object)
Origin of blazon
Examples from the Web for blazon
The blazon, with its sanguinary and fabulous beasts, was emblematic of themselves.
If you go to Guerande after reading this history you cannot fail to quiver when you see that blazon.Beatrix|Honore de Balzac
The blazon is: "A lion with wings inverted azure, collared or."A Complete Guide to Heraldry|Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
Sunbeams, or Rays, are borne in blazon, and form an early charge.
Flanches are always borne in pairs; but they are not of very early date, nor do they often appear in blazon.
Word Origin for blazon
"coat of arms," late 13c., from Old French blason (12c.) "a shield, blazon," also "collar bone;" common Romanic (cf. Spanish blason, Italian blasone, Portuguese brasao, Provençal blezo, the first two said to be French loan-words); of uncertain origin. OED doubts, on grounds of sense, the connection proposed by 19c. French etymologists to Germanic words related to English blaze (n.1).
1560s, "to depict or paint (armorial bearings)," from blazon (n.) or else from French blasonner. Earlier as "to set forth decriptively" (1510s); especially "to vaunt or boast" (1530s), in this use probably from or influenced by blaze (v.2).