variants or less commonly jessant-de-lys
: having the upper points of a fleur-de-lis arising from the top of the head and the lower points projecting from the mouth
used of a heraldic leopard's face

Word History


jessant (probably alteration of jacent) + fleur-de-lis

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“Jessant-de-lis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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