[ kuh m-poh-nee ]
/ kəmˈpoʊ ni /

adjective Heraldry.

composed of a single row of squares, metal and color alternating; gobony.
Also com·po·né [kuh m-poh-nee; French kawn-paw-ney] /kəmˈpoʊ ni; French kɔ̃ pɔˈneɪ/.

Origin of compony

1565–75; < Middle French compone, nasalized variant of copone, equivalent to copon coupon + -e -ee Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for compony


compon (kəmˈpəʊneɪ)

/ (kəmˈpəʊnɪ) /


(usually postpositive) heraldry made up of alternating metal and colour, colour and fur, or fur and metal

Word Origin for compony

C16: from Old French componé, from copon piece, coupon
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