Her. When two colours (metals) are adjacent an edging is added to prevent their touching; this edge or border is the fimbriation.

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  • Fimbriation — In heraldry and vexillology, fimbriation refers to small strips of colour (technically called tincture in this sense in heraldry) placed around common charges or ordinaries, usually in order for them to stand out from the background, but perhaps… …   Wikipedia

  • fimbriation — /fim bree ay sheuhn/, n. Bot., Zool. 1. fimbriate or fringed condition. 2. a fringe or fringelike part. [1860 65; < ML fimbriation (s. of fimbriatio). See FIMBRIATE, ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • fimbriation — /fɪmbriˈeɪʃən/ (say fimbree ayshuhn) noun Zoology, Botany 1. fimbriate or fringed condition. 2. a fringe or fringe like part. {Medieval Latin fimbriātiōn , stem of fimbriātiō fringe} …   Australian English dictionary

  • fimbriation — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Medieval Latin fimbriation , fimbriatio, from Latin fimbriatus + ion , io ion 1. : fringe, border 2. heraldry : a narrow border to an …   Useful english dictionary

  • fimbriation — noun see fimbriated …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fimbriation — fim·bri·a·tion (fim″bre aґshən) the formation of or the possession of fimbriae …   Medical dictionary

  • fimbriation — n. fringe (Botany, Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fimbriation — fim·bri·a·tion …   English syllables

  • Flag of Botswana — Infobox flag Name = Botswana Use = 111000 Proportion = 5:8 Adoption = 30 September 1966 Design = A horizontal tricolour of light blue, black and light blue with white fimbriation. The national flag of Botswana was adopted on September 30, 1966.… …   Wikipedia

  • Flag of Kenya — Infobox flag Name = Kenya Use = 111110 Proportion = 2:3 Adopted = December 12, 1963 Design = A white fimbriated horizontal tricolour of black, red, and green charged with two crossed white spears behind a red, white, and black Maasai shield. Use2 …   Wikipedia

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