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Meaning of fleur-de-lis

fleur-de-lis

Pronunciation: (flûr"dl-ē', -ēs', floor"- Fr. flœr&wdspcd&schwa-lēs'), [key]
— pl. fleurs-de-lis
  1. a heraldic device somewhat resembling three petals or floral segments of an iris tied by an encircling band.
  2. the heraldic bearing of the royal family of France.
  3. the iris flower or plant.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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