Definition of Fleur-de-lys

1. Noun. (heraldry) charge consisting of a conventionalized representation of an iris.

Exact synonyms: Fleur-de-lis
Generic synonyms: Armorial Bearing, Bearing, Charge, Heraldic Bearing
Category relationships: Heraldry



Definition of Fleur-de-lys

1. Noun. (heraldiccharge): A stylized flower used in a coat of arms or a flag. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fleur-de-lys

fleshy
fleshy mole
fleshy polyp
flesinoxan
fletch
fletched
fletcherite
fletchers
fletches
fletching
fletchings
fletiferous
fletton
flettons
fleur-de-lis
fleur-de-lys (current term)
fleur-de-lysed
fleur de sel
fleuret
fleurets
fleuron
fleurons
fleurs
fleurs-de-lis
fleurs de sel
fleury
flew
flew the coop
flew the nest
flewed

Literary usage of Fleur-de-lys

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and by James Balfour Paul (1893)
"Fleur de lys. Arg. a fleur de lys sa., on a chief of the second a mullet of the ... Arg. a fleur de lys vert between three mullets gu., all within a bordure ..."

2. English Heraldry by Charles Boutell (1867)
"Fleur de lys. The beautiful heraldic device so long identified with the history of ... The fleur de lys, derived, it would seem, from the flower of a lily ..."

3. In this Our World by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1898)
"THE BEDS OF fleur-de-lys. HIGH-LYING, sea-blown stretches of green turf, Wind-bitten close, salt-colored by the sea, Low curve on curve spread far to the ..."

4. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1898)
"From this it is supposed to have undergone various changes, having been in all probability contracted into fleur-de-luce, and finally into fleur-de-lys or ..."

5. Antiquary: A Magazine Devoted to the Study of the Past by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1880)
"They are of silver gilt, and are surmounted with crowns, having the rose, thistle, shamrock, and fleur-de-lys, chased upon the cup-shaped part below the ..."

6. Songs, Carols, and Other Miscellaneous Poems by Richard Hill, Balliol College (University of Oxford). Library (1908)
"[The fleur de lys, Christ] Synge we alle, for tyme it is : Mary hath bora ]>e flowre delice. ... fleur de lys ..."

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