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fleur-de-lis
sterling silver brooch by Francisco Rebajes
(1905?-1990)

fleur-de-lis

or fleur-de-lys  (flûr′də-lē′, flo͝or′-)
n. pl. fleurs-de-lis or fleurs-de-lys (flûr′də-lēz′, flo͝or′-)
1. An iris.
2.
a. Heraldry A device consisting of a stylized three-petaled iris flower, used as the armorial emblem of the kings of France.
b. A similar design used as a decorative motif.

[Middle English flour de lice, from Old French flor de lis : flor, flower + de, of + lis, lily.]

fleur-de-lys

(ˌflɜːdəˈliː) or

fleur-de-lis

n, pl fleurs-de-lys or fleurs-de-lis (ˌflɜːdəˈliːz)
1. (Heraldry) heraldry a charge representing a lily with three distinct petals
2. (Plants) another name for iris2
[C19: from Old French flor de lis, literally: lily flower]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fleur-de-lys - (heraldry) charge consisting of a conventionalized representation of an irisfleur-de-lys - (heraldry) charge consisting of a conventionalized representation of an iris
armorial bearing, heraldic bearing, bearing, charge - heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
heraldry - the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
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