variants: or less commonly fleuretté \ ¦flər‧ə¦tā , ¦flu̇rə¦-​ \ or florettée \ ¦flōrə¦-​ \ or floretty \ flōˈretē \

Definition of fleurettée

1 or less commonly fleurty \ ˈflərtē , ˈflu̇(ə)r-​ \, of a cross : having each arm terminated by the head of a fleur-de-lis which has the appearance of being attached to the end of the arm rather than constituting a part of it

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History and Etymology for fleurettée

Middle English florette, flourte, flortee, from Middle French floureté ornamented with flowery designs, from flourete small flower

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“Fleurettée.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fleurett%C3%A9e. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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