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1    a visible object or representation that symbolizes a quality, type, group, etc., esp. the concrete symbol of an abstract idea  
the dove is an emblem of peace     
2    an allegorical picture containing a moral lesson, often with an explanatory motto or verses, esp. one printed in an emblem book  
     (C15: from Latin emblema raised decoration, mosaic, from Greek, literally: something inserted, from emballein to insert, from ballein to throw)  
  emblematic, emblematical      adj  
  emblematically      adv  
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badge, crest, device, figure, image, insignia, mark, representation, sigil     (rare)   sign, symbol, token, type  

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