fleury

adjective
fleu·​ry | \ ˈflu̇r-ē How to pronounce fleury (audio) \

Definition of fleury

of a heraldic cross
: having the ends of the arms broadening out into the heads of fleurs-de-lis — see cross illustration

First Known Use of fleury

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fleury

alteration of Middle English flory, from Anglo-French floré, flowered from flur, flor flower — more at flower

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“Fleury.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fleury. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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Fleury biographical name (1)

Fleu·​ry | \ ˌflər-ˈē How to pronounce Fleury (audio) \

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André-Hercule de 1653–1743 French cardinal and statesman

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Definition of Fleury (Entry 2 of 2)

Claude 1640–1723 French ecclesiastical historian

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