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fleur-de-lis / ˌflər dlˈē; ˌfloŏr-/ (also fleur-de-lys) • n. (pl. fleurs-de-lis / ˌflər dlˈē(z); ˌfloŏr-/ ) 1. Art Heraldry a stylized lily composed of three petals bound together near their bases. 2. a European iris (genus Iris).

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fleur-de-lis a stylized lily composed of three petals bound together near their bases. It is especially known from the former royal arms of France, in which it appears in gold on a blue field. Recorded from Middle English, the term comes from Old French flour de lys ‘flower of the lily’.

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fleur-de-lis or -lys. Ornament consisting of three leaf-like pointed members above and three or one below a horizontal cross-bar. It is essentially a stylized lily, often found in late-Gothic tracery and as a poppy-head finial on a medieval bench-end. It is especially associated with the Virgin Mary.

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fleur-de-lis iris flower; heraldic lily. XIX. ME. flour de lys — OF., i.e. flour FLOWER, de of, lis (L. līlium LILY).

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