August 7, 2012 / oriflamme
Part of Speech: Noun
Definition: A banner, symbol, or ideal inspiring devotion or courage.
Example: For many Americans, the photograph of the Iwo Jima flag raising served as an oriflamme and a reminder of the sacrifices and courage of the American servicemen.
Thoughts: This word seems really familiar, so I think that I’ve heard of it before, but I didn’t remember the definition. Anyways, I’m not sure when you would need to use this word, but it could be helpful to know for essays and things of that nature. Or you might even run across it in a book.