E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
in heraldry, is a charge of a round or circular form. They are of eight sorts, distinguished by their tinctures: (1) a Bezant, tincture or; (2) a Plate, tincture argent; (3) a Torteau, tincture gules; (4) a Hurt, tincture azure; (5) an Ogress or Pellet, tincture sable; (6) a Goipe, tincture purpure; (7) a Guze, tincture sanguine; (8) an Orange, tincture tenney.