fleur-de-lis

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noun \ ˌflər-də-ˈlē , ˌflu̇r- \
variants: or less commonly fleur-de-lys

Definition of fleur-de-lis

plural fleurs-de-lis or fleur-de-lis also fleurs-de-lys or fleur-de-lys play \ˌflər-də-ˈlē(z), ˌflu̇r-\
1 :iris 3
2 :a conventionalized iris in artistic design and heraldry

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Origin and Etymology of fleur-de-lis

Middle English flourdelis, from Anglo-French flur de lis, literally, lily flower


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