Definitions

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

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  • n. (heraldry) charge consisting of a conventionalized representation of an iris

Etymologies

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Examples

  • It incorporates both beautiful forms, detailing and colour -- even down to the fleur-de-lys upon the staves.

    The Ceremonies of St-Eugène, Paris

  • This was surmouted onto a cross with fleur-de-lys.

    Cardinal Newman at Birmingham: His Relics (Part 2 of 3)

  • The bed, which incorporates two fleur-de-lys, is rumored to have been made for a favorite retreat of Louis XIV, though that has never been substantiated.

    A Bed (Not for Sleeping)

  • Je vous envoie une belle fleur-de-lys (la fleur officialle de l'etat de Tennessee).

    baba cool - French Word-A-Day

  • Basque cross, or "lauburu," * a symbol of prosperity, is to the Basque what the fleur-de-lys is to France, and though you won't find as many French streets "fleurdelisé," * when in Basque country you will see the cross-shaped lauburu partout!

    French Word-A-Day:

  • But Pope Paul had the fleur-de-lys on his coat-of-arms, and he was the Pope who published Humanae Vitae, exalting chaste love during the a time when chastity was becoming a rare commodity.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • There were four fleur-de-lys, one for each of the gospels.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Between the arms of the cross, the fancier pendants had the image of a flower of French or­igins, the fleur-de-lys which represented the Trinity.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • The binding is 3/4 red cloth with gold fleur-de-lys, with a cream spine and red title inset on the spine.

    2007 August

  • Clotilde also received the banner of France, with three fleur-de-lys on it instead of three frogs.

    St. Clotilde - Icon of motherhood Part II

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