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fleury

[flur-ee, floo r-ee]
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adjective Heraldry.
  1. terminating in fleurs-de-lis: a cross fleury.
  2. ornamented with fleurs-de-lis.
Also flory.

Origin of fleury

1375–1425; late Middle English flourre < Middle French fleure, derivative of fleur flower; see -ee

Fleury

[flœ-ree]
noun
  1. An·dré Her·cule de [ahn-drey er-kyl duh] /ɑ̃ˈdreɪ ɛrˈkül də/, 1653–1743, French cardinal and statesman.
  2. Claude [klohd] /kloʊd/, 1640–1723, French ecclesiastical historian.
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Examples from the Web for fleury

Historical Examples

  • The great Fleury had played there to an audience as critical as any in France.

    Scaramouche

    Rafael Sabatini

  • The death of the Cardinal Fleury in 1743 added to the discomfiture of his hopes.

  • On my way here, I encountered the equipage of the Marchioness de Fleury.

    Fairy Fingers

    Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie

  • "Madame de Fleury said they were a cadeau from the marquis," replied Bertha.

    Fairy Fingers

    Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie

  • Madame de Fleury saluted Gaston with one of her most gracious smiles.

    Fairy Fingers

    Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie


British Dictionary definitions for fleury

Fleury

noun
  1. André Hercule de (ɑ̃dre ɛrkyl də). 1653–1743, French cardinal and statesman: Louis XV's chief adviser and virtual ruler of France (1726–43)
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