coat of arms

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The coat of arms of Austria

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From Old French cote a armer, cote d'armes, originally a tunic embroidered with heraldic arms.

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coat of arms (plural coats of arms)

  1. (heraldry) hereditary designs and symbols depicted on an escutcheon, sometimes accompanied by other elements of a heraldic achievement, such as a helm, crest, crest coronet, torse, mantling and supporters; described by a blazon

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