[fley-gruh nt] /ˈfleɪ grənt/
shockingly noticeable or evident; obvious; glaring:
a flagrant error.
a flagrant crime; a flagrant offender.
Archaic. blazing, burning, or glowing.
(obsolete) burning or blazing
c.1500, “resplendent,” from Latin flagrantem (nominative flagrans) “burning, blazing, glowing,” figuratively “glowing with passion, eager, vehement,” present participle of flagrare “to burn, blaze, glow” from Latin root *flag-, corresponding to PIE *bhleg- “to shine, flash, burn” (cf. Greek phlegein “to burn, scorch,” Latin fulgere “to shine”), from root *bhel- (1) “to shine, flash, burn” (see bleach (v.)). Sense of “glaringly offensive” first recorded 1706, probably from common legalese phrase in flagrante delicto “red-handed,” literally “with the crime still blazing.” Related: Flagrantly.
[flag] /flæg/ noun 1. a piece of cloth, varying in size, shape, color, and design, usually attached at one edge to a staff or cord, and used as the symbol of a nation, state, or organization, as a means of signaling, etc.; ensign; standard; banner; pennant. 2. Ornithology. the tuft of long feathers on the […]
[flag-ship] /ˈflægˌʃɪp/ noun 1. a carrying the or the commander of a fleet, squadron, or the like, and displaying the officer’s . 2. the main vessel of a shipping company. 3. any of the best or largest ships or airplanes operated by a passenger line. 4. the best or most important one of a group […]
noun, Furniture. 1. a seat woven from reeds, rushes, or iris leaves.
noun, Plant Pathology. 1. a disease of cereals and other grasses, characterized by stripes of black spores on the affected leaves and stems, which later dry up and become shredded, caused by several smut fungi of the genus Urocystis.