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nounrare, historical, archaic
A small pennon or streamer. Now historical and rare.
Middle English; earliest use found in Layamon (fl. 1250), poet. From Anglo-Norman pencel, reduced form of penoncel pennoncel. Compare post-classical Latin pencellus, penecellus, penesellus, penocellus, penicellus. Compare Middle Dutch pinceel, pinseel.
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