Bunting meaning

bŭntĭng
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Strips of material used as festive decoration, especially in the colours of the national flag.
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Any of various birds of the family Emberizidae, having short, cone-shaped bills and brownish, yellowish, or grayish plumage.
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The definition of bunting refers to loosely woven fabric normally used for flags, to flags used as festive decorations, to a songbird or to a baby's hooded blanket.

Fabric used to make a flag is an example of bunting.

A festive flag decoration is an example of bunting.

A songbird related to related to finches or cardinals is an example of a bunting.

An example of a bunting is a baby's blanket make into a hooded garment that covers the entire baby except the face.

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A light cotton, woolen, or synthetic cloth used for making flags.
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Flags considered as a group.
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Strips of cloth or material usually in the colors of the national flag, used especially as drapery or streamers for festive decoration.
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A snug-fitting, hooded sleeping bag of heavy material for infants.
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A thin cloth used in making flags, streamers, etc.
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Flags, or strips of cloth in the colors of the flag, used as holiday decorations.
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A baby's garment of soft, warm cloth made into a hooded blanket that exposes only the face.
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Any of a family (Emberizidae, esp. genera Passerina and Emberiza) of small, brightly colored passerine birds with short, stout bills.
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(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.
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Flags considered as a group.
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Any of various songbirds, mostly of the genus Emberiza, having short bills and brown or gray plumage.
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Present participle of bunt.
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A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist R.H. Bunting (fl. 1923).
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Any of various similar birds of the family Cardinalidae, often with brightly colored plumage.
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Origin of bunting

  • Perhaps from Scots buntin plump, short

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps from German bunt colored

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Possibly from dialect bunting (“sifting flour”), from Middle English bonten (“to sift”), hence the material used for that purpose.

    From Wiktionary

  • See bunt

    From Wiktionary