jessant-de-lis

adjective
jes·​sant-de-lis
variants: or less commonly jessant-de-lys \ ¦jesᵊn(t)də¦lē \

Definition of jessant-de-lis

: 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

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History and Etymology for jessant-de-lis

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

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“Jessant-de-lis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jessant-de-lis. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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