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alligator flag any of a family of large, broad-leafed, tropical, aquatic plants that usually grow up to six feet tall and have heavy blooms of delicate blue and purple flowers.
black flag see Jolly Roger.
blue flag any of several North American wild irises that bear blue flowers.
Flag Day June 14, a day commemorating the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States.
flag of convenience the flag belonging to a foreign nation in which a vessel is registered for the financial convenience of the ship's owner.
flag of truce a white flag displayed to an enemy to indicate a desire to talk together or surrender.
flag officer a naval or coast guard officer above the rank of captain, who is entitled to have a special flag displayed when he or she is aboard ship.
flag stop a place where a commercial passenger vehicle stops only if signaled, or stops to let off passengers.
flag-waving excessive or ostentatious display of or appeal to patriotism.
red flag (informal) anything that signals trouble or danger ahead. [2 definitions]
sweet flag a marsh plant having swordlike leaves and aromatic roots, and bearing tiny green flowers.
white flag a white cloth or flag indicating surrender or truce.