fimbriation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

fimbriate +‎ -ion

Noun[edit]

fimbriation (countable and uncountable, plural fimbriations)

  1. (uncountable, heraldry) The use of a thin stripe of a contrasting tincture (colour) around a charge or ordinary in order to make it stand out from the background.
  2. (countable, heraldry) Such a stripe.