bunting

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Etymology 1[edit]

Bunting on display for day 3 of the 2012 Olympic torch relay, in Devon, UK
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Possibly from dialect bunting (sifting flour), from Middle English bonten (to sift), hence the material used for that purpose.

Noun[edit]

bunting (plural buntings)

  1. Strips of material used as festive decoration, especially in the colours of the national flag.
  2. (nautical) A thin cloth of woven wool from which flags are made; it is light enough to spread in a gentle wind but resistant to fraying in a strong wind.
  3. Flags considered as a group.
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Etymology 2[edit]

A black-headed bunting (Emberiza melanocephala)
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Noun[edit]

bunting (plural buntings)

  1. Any of various songbirds, mostly of the genus Emberiza, having short bills and brown or gray plumage.
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See bunt

Verb[edit]

bunting

  1. Present participle of bunt.