[ fan-uh n ]
/ ˈfæn ən /
Also called orale. a striped scarflike vestment worn by the pope over the alb when celebrating solemn Pontifical Mass.
Definition for fanon (2 of 2)
[ fan-uh n; French fa-nawn ]
/ ˈfæn ən; French faˈnɔ̃ /
Frantz (O·mar) [frants oh-mahr; French frahnts aw-mar] /frænts ˈoʊ mɑr; French frɑ̃ts ɔˈmar/, 1925–61, West Indian psychiatrist and political theorist, born in Martinique; in Algeria after 1953.
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Gonfalon, gon′fa-lon, n. an ensign or standard with streamers—also Gon′fanon.
British Dictionary definitions for fanon
/ (ˈfænən) /
noun RC Church
a collar-shaped vestment worn by the pope when celebrating mass
(formerly) various pieces of embroidered fabric used in the liturgy
Word Origin for fanon
Middle English, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German fano cloth
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