Canadian Heraldic Dictionary

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Term Source Meaning Illustration
Delgryphus Paul’s Restaurants, Vol V, P 315 The Delgryphus is a griffin with an orca’s tail, in the style of the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nation.
Delta (Greek Letter) Can Forces Dental Services. Vol VI, P 210 The Greek letter Delta () signifies dentistry.
Diana Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority Police Service. Vol IV, P 420 In Roman mythology, Diana was the goddess of the hunt, the moon and childbirth. She was known for running swiftly, and is shown in these arms to allude to swiftness of action and response.
Diver's Mask Port Inspection Diver (Badge) Vol V, P 164 The Diver’s Mask is symbolic of all divers and diving organizations. The display of the regulator is unique to this badge.
Dividers Shook, A.B., Vol IV, P 282 Dividers are used by architects, draughtsmen and navigators to measure distances in drawings and maps.
Dog, Horned (Salish Style) Cowichan Herald Extraordinary. (Badge) Vol IV, P 116 The Horned Dog, Wagaas (seen here on the dexter side of the badge) is an important creature in Salish or Cowichan culture.
Downhill Skier City of Rossland, BC. Vol III, P 145 The Downhill Skier alludes to a typical Canadian sport. Here it refers specifically to Rossland as a training centre for world-class skiers.
Dragon-Fly Cook, S-M S, Vol V, P187 The dragon-flies as supporters suggest vivacity and spirit of adventure..

 
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Released: November 18, 2008 / Last modified: November 24, 2015