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[flur-dl-ee, -ees, floo r-; French flœr-duh-lees] /ˌflɜr dlˈi, -ˈis, ˌflʊər-; French flœr dəˈlis/
noun, plural fleurs-de-lys
[flur-dl-eez, floo r-; French flœr-duh-lees] /ˌflɜr dlˈiz, ˌflʊər-; French flœr dəˈlis/ (Show IPA)
fleur-de-lis (defs 1, 2). Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for fleurs-de-lys


noun (pl) fleurs-de-lys, fleurs-de-lis (ˌflɜːdəˈliːz)
(heraldry) a charge representing a lily with three distinct petals
another name for iris (sense 2)
Word Origin
C19: from Old French flor de lis, literally: lily flower
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