bunting

Bunting is a type of loosely woven fabric with a specific purpose: making flags. When you salute a flag, you're saluting bunting. Who knew?

Bunting is known for two main features: it is loosely woven, and it is used primarily in making flags. Bunting is strong enough to last, but versatile enough to be perfect in making the intricate designs many flags feature. Before it becomes a flag, bunting makes for splendid decoration when hung or draped festively. Bunting is also a synonym for flag.

Primary Meanings of bunting

1.
n
any of numerous seed-eating songbirds of Europe or North America
2.
n
a loosely woven fabric used for flags, etc.
Full Definitions of bunting
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n any of numerous seed-eating songbirds of Europe or North America

Types:
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Passerina cyanea, indigo bird, indigo bunting, indigo finch
small deep blue North American bunting
Emberiza hortulana, ortolan, ortolan bunting
brownish Old World bunting often eaten as a delicacy
Emberiza schoeniclus, reed bunting
European bunting inhabiting marshy areas
Emberiza citrinella, yellow bunting, yellowhammer
European bunting the male being bright yellow
Emberiza aureola, yellow-breasted bunting
common in Russia and Siberia
Plectrophenax nivalis, snow bunting, snowbird, snowflake
white Arctic bunting
Type of:
finch
any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
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n a loosely woven fabric used for flags, etc.

Type of:
cloth, fabric, material, textile
artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

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