flower-de-luce

flower-de-luce

(ˈflaʊədəˈluːs)
n, pl flowers-de-luce
(Plants) an archaic name for iris2, lily1
[C16: anglicized variant of French fleur de lis]
References in classic literature ?
The maids don't think it respectable to dance at The Flower-de-Luce," he explained.
I have only a saddle-horse here today; but come to The Flower-de-Luce, and I'll hire a trap, and drive you home with me.
Columbine and Ladysmock, Marjoram and Wild Basil, the Cowslip and the Flower-de-luce, the Daffodil and the Clove-Pink bloomed or blossomed in their proper order as the months went by, one flower taking another flower's place, so that there were always beautiful things to look at, and pleasant odours to smell.