a fan, especially one used in religious ceremonies.
a fan-shaped part.
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How to use flabellum in a sentence
The large organ of the flabellum and the branchial organs he has not taken into consideration.The Origin of Vertebrates | Walter Holbrook Gaskell
A special sense-organ, such as the flabellum of Limulus or the pecten of scorpion, remains and gives rise to the auditory organ.The Origin of Vertebrates | Walter Holbrook Gaskell
Upon the completion of the victory, four fan-bearers, each with crook and flabellum, offer the spoils of conquest to the king.
There is also in the same collection a capital of morse ivory for the handle of a flabellum, North German, twelfth century.
A portion of the cylindrical stem of a flabellum or aspergillum, probably French of the twelfth century, is in the British Museum.
British Dictionary definitions for flabellum
a fan-shaped organ or part, such as the tip of the proboscis of a honeybee
RC Church a large ceremonial fan
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