Definitions for fleur-de-lisˌflɜr dlˈi, -dlˈis, ˌflʊər-; -dlˈiz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fleur-de-lisˌflɜr dlˈi, -dlˈis, ˌflʊər-; -dlˈiz(n.)(pl.)fleurs-de-lis or fleurs-de-lys

or fleur-de-lys

  1. a stylized representation of an iris with three petals tied by a band, used ornamentally.

    Category: Heraldry, Architecture

  2. the iris flower or plant.

    Category: Foreign Term, Plants

Origin of fleur-de-lis:

1300–50; ME flourdelis < AF flour de lis lit., lily flower

Princeton's WordNet

  1. iris, flag, fleur-de-lis, sword lily(noun)

    plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals

  2. fleur-de-lis, fleur-de-lys(noun)

    (heraldry) charge consisting of a conventionalized representation of an iris

Wiktionary

  1. fleur-de-lis(Noun)

    A design representing a flower whose three petals are joined together at the bottom, often used in heraldry, where it is particularly associated with the French monarchy.

  2. Origin: French fleur de lys, "lily flower"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fleur-de-lis(noun)

    the iris. See Flower-de-luce

  2. Fleur-de-lis(noun)

    a conventional flower suggested by the iris, and having a form which fits it for the terminal decoration of a scepter, the ornaments of a crown, etc. It is also a heraldic bearing, and is identified with the royal arms and adornments of France

Freebase

  1. Fleur-de-lis

    The fleur-de-lis or fleur-de-lys is a stylized lily or iris that is used as a decorative design or symbol. It may be "at one and the same time, religious, political, dynastic, artistic, emblematic, and symbolic", especially in French heraldry. It is represented in Unicode at U+269C in the Miscellaneous Symbols block.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Fleur-de-lis

    a badge of ultimately three golden fleurs-de-lis on a blue field, borne from the days of Clovis on their arms by the kings of France.

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