flower-de-luce

flower-de-luce

[flou-er-duh-loos]
noun
the iris flower or plant.

Origin:
1630–40; Anglicization of French fleur de lis

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flower-de-luce (ˈflaʊədəˈluːs)
 
n , pl flowers-de-luce
iris an archaic name for lily
 
[C16: anglicized variant of French fleur de lis]

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