fleury

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

Definition of fleury

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

Fleury

biographical name (1)
Fleu·​ry | \ ˌflər-ˈē How to pronounce Fleury (audio) \

Definition of Fleury (Entry 2 of 3)

André-Hercule de 1653–1743 French cardinal and statesman

Fleury

biographical name (2)

Definition of Fleury (Entry 3 of 3)

Claude 1640–1723 French ecclesiastical historian

First Known Use of fleury

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fleury

Adjective

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 23 Apr. 2021.

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