Oriflamme

Oriflamme (i.e. flame of gold), the ancient banner of the kings of France, borne before them as they marched to war; it was a red flag mounted on a gilded staff, was originally the banner of the abbey of St. Denis, and first assumed as the royal standard by Louis VI. as he marched at the head of his army against the Emperor Henry V. in 1124, but one hears no more of it after the battle of Agincourt in 1415, much as it was at one time regarded as the banner of the very Lord of Hosts.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Orgies * Origen
Orders in Council
Oreades
Oregon
Orelli, Conrad von
Orelli, Johann Kaspar von
Orestes
Orfila, M. J. Bonaventure
Organism
Organon
Orgies
Oriflamme
Origen
Original Sin
Orinoco River
Orion
Orissa
Orkney Islands
Orlando
Orleans
Orleans, Dukes of
Orloff

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Oriflamme in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable