jessant-de-lis

adjective

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

Etymology

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 17 Apr. 2024.

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