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  1. fleur-de-lis, fleur-de-lysnoun

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


  1. fleur-de-lysnoun

    A stylized flower used in a coat of arms or a flag.


  1. fleur-de-lys

    The fleur-de-lis, also spelled fleur-de-lys (plural fleurs-de-lis or fleurs-de-lys), is a lily (in French, fleur and lis mean 'flower' and 'lily' respectively) that is used as a decorative design or symbol. The fleur-de-lis has been used in the heraldry of numerous European nations, but is particularly associated with France, notably during its monarchical period. The fleur-de-lis became "at one and the same time, religious, political, dynastic, artistic, emblematic, and symbolic," especially in French heraldry. The fleur-de-lis has been used by French royalty and throughout history to represent saints of France. In particular, the Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph are often depicted with a lily. The fleur-de-lis is represented in Unicode at U+269C ⚜ in the Miscellaneous Symbols block.


  1. fleur-de-lys

    The fleur-de-lys, also known as fleur-de-lis, is a stylized lily or iris that is used as a decorative design or symbol. It's often associated with the former royal arms of France, and traditionally represents royalty, majesty, and elegance. It is also commonly used in heraldry, architecture and design. In certain contexts, it has religious connotations, particularly in association with the Virgin Mary in Catholic tradition. The design of the fleur-de-lys usually consists of three petals bound together near their bases.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fleur-de-lys in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fleur-de-lys in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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