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vexillology (vek-si-LOL-uh-jee) noun
The study of flags.
[From Latin vexillum (flag), diminutive of velum (covering) + -logy.]
Can you identify three words that are related to today's word in the
PS: Here are the flags of more than 200 countries and territories where AWAD subscribers live, and other stats.
"He (Whitney Smith) met his second wife in 1975 when he went to
Suriname to see its new flag hoisted for the first time. When he
began dating his third, and current, wife, he told her he was married
"Until we can get past threats of boycott, unforgetting bumper stickers
and back-room deals, why not an interim state flag that isn't the
ugliest in 50 states and Canada, one that looks good and meets the
vexillology test of meaningful symbols? A green dollar bill on a field
The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, / And all the sweet serenity of books. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet (1807-1882)