noun, plural fleurs-de-lis [flur-dl-eez, floo r-; French flœr-duh-lees] /ˌflɜr dlˈiz, ˌflʊər-; French flœr dəˈlis/.
Origin of fleur-de-lis
Examples from the Web for fleur-de-lis
They open by a hinge, and are enamelled with the rose, fleur-de-lis, and harp.
Still later, in the reign of Charles the Fourth, the mark used was a fleur-de-lis with two crossed C's.The Arts and Crafts of Older Spain, Volume II (of 3)|Leonard Williams
Her poetry was symbolized by the fleur-de-lis with its penetrating perfume.Greek Women|Mitchell Carroll
The result would be "per fess argent and gules, a fleur-de-lis counterchanged."
The fleur-de-lis as the finial of a sceptre and as an ornament of a crown can be taken back to the fifth century.