- a heraldic device somewhat resembling three petals or floral segments of an iris tied by an encircling band.
- the heraldic bearing of the royal family of France.
- the iris flower or plant.
Origin of fleur-de-lis
Examples from the Web for fleur-de-lis
The scout badge is not intended to represent the fleur-de-lis, or an arrowhead.Boy Scouts Handbook
Boy Scouts of America
Bigot's letters by the Fleur-de-Lis were calculated to alarm him.The Golden Dog
It is often seen in the conventional form of the fleur-de-lis.The Worship of the Church
Jacob A. Regester
It was further decorated with a border of fleur-de-lis in seed pearls.Anthony Trent, Master Criminal
The Iris is the Fleur-de-lis of France, which was for long the royal emblem.Flowers of Mountain and Plain
Edith S. Clements
Word Origin and History for fleur-de-lis
also fleur de lis, mid-14c., from Old French, literally "flower of the lily," especially borne as a heraldic device on the royal arms of France. Perhaps originally representing an iris, or the head of a scepter, or a weapon of some sort.