noun, plural fleurs-de-lys [flur-dl-eez, floo r-; French flœr-duh-lees] /ˌflɜr dlˈiz, ˌflʊər-; French flœr dəˈlis/.
- flettner control,
- fleury, andré hercule de
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-lys
Figure 98 is a fancy sketch of the fleur-de-lys, the lily of A France.Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism|Thomas Inman
Our 'redouts of cotton-bags' are taken, retaken; Precy under his Fleur-de-lys is valiant as Despair.The French Revolution|Thomas Carlyle
You see that the crest of the waves at the top form a rude likeness of a fleur-de-lys.Val d'Arno|John Ruskin
The trident and the fleur-de-lys are thunderweapons because they represent forms of Horus or his mother.The Evolution of the Dragon|G. Elliot Smith
The fleur-de-lys, a conventional form from the beginnings of armory, might well be taken amongst the “ordinaries.”
noun plural fleurs-de-lys or fleurs-de-lis (ˌflɜːdəˈliːz)
Word Origin for fleur-de-lys
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.