[kuh m-poh-nee]

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)


(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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