Lyon Herald

Ly·​on Herald | \ ¦līən- \

Definition of Lyon Herald

1 : the chief of the royal heralds in medieval and 16th century Scotland
2 : lyon king of arms

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History and Etymology for Lyon Herald

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 22 Sep. 2020.

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