fleur–de–lis

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noun \ˌflər-də-ˈlē, ˌflu̇r-\

Definition of fleur–de–lis

plural

fleurs–de–lis

or

fleur–de–lis

also

fleurs–de–lys

or

fleur–de–lys

\ˌflər-də-ˈlē(z), ˌflu̇r-\
  1. 1 :  iris 3

  2. 2 :  a conventionalized iris in artistic design and heraldry

Illustration of fleur–de–lis

Variants of fleur–de–lis

less commonly

fleur–de–lys

Origin and Etymology 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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