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flower-de-luce

[ flou-er-duh-loos ]
/ ˈflaʊ ər dəˈlus /
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noun

the iris flower or plant.

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Origin of flower-de-luce

1630–40; Anglicization of French fleur de lis
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British Dictionary definitions for flower-de-luce

flower-de-luce
/ (ˈflaʊədəˈluːs) /

noun plural flowers-de-luce

an archaic name for iris (def. 2), lily (def. 1)

Word Origin for flower-de-luce

C16: anglicized variant of French fleur de lis
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