EMBLEM , a word originally applied in Greek and Latin (emblema) to a raised or inlaid ornament on vases and other vessels, etc., and also to mosaic or tessellated work. It is in English confined to a symbolical representation of some object, particularly when used as a badge or heraldic device.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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