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Definition of "fleur-de-lis" []

  • An iris, especially a white-flowered form of Iris germanica. (noun)
  • Heraldry A device consisting of a stylized three-petaled iris flower, used as the armorial emblem of the kings of France. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fleur-de-lis" in a sentence
  • "The new takeout box features those hues and a new, more refined logo, which includes the fleur-de-lis, which is ubiquitous in New Orleans."
  • "The winning fedora was to be found atop a gent named Michael Woodlee , who kept things understated with three fleur-de-lis pins on a black hat."
  • "A fleur-de-lis done in gold on blue decorated each vault of the ceiling."