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fleur-de-lis
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fleur-de-lis
fleur-de-lis or fleur-de-lys  audio  (flûrd-l, flr-) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. fleurs-de-lis or fleurs-de-lys  (flûrd-lz, flr-) KEY 
  1. An iris, especially a white-flowered form of Iris germanica.
  2. Heraldry A device consisting of a stylized three-petaled iris flower, used as the armorial emblem of the kings of France.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English flour de lice, from Old French flor de lis : flor, flower + de, of + lis, lily



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