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.

Definitions of bunting
  1. noun
    any of numerous seed-eating songbirds of Europe or North America
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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
  2. noun
    a loosely woven fabric used for flags, etc.
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    type of:
    cloth, fabric, material, textile
    artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
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