from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Fleury, André Hercule de 1653-1743. French prelate and politician who became a cardinal in 1726 and served as prime minister (1726-1743) under Louis XV.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Finished at the ends with fleurs-de-lis; -- said esp. of a cross so decorated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In heraldry, decorated with a fleur-de-lis, or with the upper part of the flower only—that is, with the cross-bar and the three large leaves that rise above it, with or without the seed-stems. Also flory, flurry, floretty, and flourished.


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