terminating in fleurs-de-lis: a cross fleury.
ornamented with fleurs-de-lis.
Origin of fleury
1375–1425; late Middle English flourre
< Middle French fleure,
derivative of fleur flower
; see -ee
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
Historical Examples of fleury
The great Fleury had played there to an audience as critical as any in France.
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.
"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.
British Dictionary definitions for fleury
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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