fleur-de-lis


fleur–de–lis

noun \ˌflər-də-ˈlē, ˌflr-\
plural fleurs–de–lis or fleur–de–lis also fleurs–de–lys or fleur–de–lys \ˌflər-də-ˈlē(z), ˌflr-\

Definition of FLEUR-DE-LIS

1
:  iris 3
2
:  a conventionalized iris in artistic design and heraldry

Variants of FLEUR-DE-LIS

fleur–de–lis also fleur–de–lys \ˌflər-də-ˈlē, ˌflr-\

Illustration of FLEUR-DE-LIS

Origin of FLEUR-DE-LIS

Middle English flourdelis, from Anglo-French flur de lis, literally, lily flower
First Known Use: 14th century

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