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    la_patata is offline Newbie
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    Default emblem X coat of arms

    Hi everybody,

    I'm wondering which of these two expressions (emblem or coat of arms) is used while speaking about the symbol of a particular country.

    THX a lot

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    Default Re: emblem X coat of arms

    It all depends upon which symbol you are talking about. Any symbol or animal can be "emblematic" of a nation. Coats of arms are more official.

    For example, any depiction of an eagle can be meant to refer to the United States. But this:



    is the official coat of arms of the US. (The obverse of the Great Seal of the United States.)

    Great Seal of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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