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Meaning of FLEUR-DE-LIS

Pronunciation:  `flur'dlee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (heraldry) charge consisting of a conventionalized representation of an iris
  2. [n]  plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals

FLEUR-DE-LIS is a 12 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: flag, fleur-de-lys, iris, sword lily
 See Also: armorial bearing, bearded iris, beardless iris, bearing, blue flag, bulbous iris, charge, dwarf iris, English iris, genus Iris, gladdon, gladdon iris, heraldic bearing, iridaceous plant, Iris cristata, Iris foetidissima, Iris persica, Iris pseudacorus, Iris verna, Iris versicolor, Iris virginica, Iris xiphioides, Persian iris, roast beef plant, southern blue flag, stinking gladwyn, stinking iris, vernal iris, yellow flag, yellow iris, yellow water flag



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fleur`-de-lis`\, n.; pl. {Fleurs-de-lis}. [F.,
flower of the lily. Cf. {Flower-de-luce}, {Lily}.]
1. (Bot.) The iris. See {Flower-de-luce}.

2. 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.

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