Lyon Herald


Ly·​on Herald
: the chief of the royal heralds in medieval and 16th century Scotland
: lyon king of arms

Word History


Middle English (Scots dialect) leon heraud, from leon lion + heraud herald; from the representation of a lion on the royal shield

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“Lyon Herald.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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