[flur-ee, floo r-ee]
- terminating in fleurs-de-lis: a cross fleury.
- ornamented with fleurs-de-lis.
Origin of fleury
- An·dré Her·cule de [ahn-drey er-kyl duh] /ɑ̃ˈdreɪ ɛrˈkül də/, 1653–1743, French cardinal and statesman.
- Claude [klohd] /kloʊd/, 1640–1723, French ecclesiastical historian.
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Examples from the Web for fleury
The great Fleury had played there to an audience as critical as any in France.Scaramouche
The death of the Cardinal Fleury in 1743 added to the discomfiture of his hopes.Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745
On my way here, I encountered the equipage of the Marchioness de Fleury.
"Madame de Fleury said they were a cadeau from the marquis," replied Bertha.
Madame de Fleury saluted Gaston with one of her most gracious smiles.
- 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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