Pennant

Pen"nant

(pn"nnt), n. [OE. penon, penoun, pynoun, OF. penon, F. pennon, fr. L. penna feather. See Pen a feather, and cf. Pennon, Pinion.] (Naut.) (a) A small flag; a pennon. The narrow pennant, or long pennant (called also whip or coach whip) is a long, narrow piece of bunting, carried at the masthead of a government vessel in commission. The board pennant is an oblong, nearly square flag, carried at the masthead of a commodore's vessel. "With flags and pennants trimmed." Drayton. (b) A rope or strap to which a purchase is hooked.
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Pen"nate

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Pen"na*ted

(?), } a. [L. pennatus feathered, winged, from penna feather, wing.] 1. Winged; plume-shaped.
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2. (Bot.) Same as Pinnate.
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Pen*nat"u*la

(?), n.;
pl. L. Pennatul (#), E. Pennatulas (#).
[NL., fr. L. penna a feather.] (Zol.) Any one of numerous species of Pennatula, Pteroides, and allied genera of Alcyonaria, having a featherlike form; a sea-pen. The zooids are situated along one edge of the side branches.
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Pen*nat`u*la"ce*a

(?), n. pl. [NL. See Pennatula.] (Zol.) A division of alcyonoid corals, including the seapens and related kinds. They are able to move about by means of the hollow muscular peduncle, which also serves to support them upright in the mud. See Pennatula, and Illust. under Alcyonaria.
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