- the iris flower or plant.
Origin of flower-de-luce
1630–40; Anglicization of French fleur de lis
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Examples from the Web for flower-de-luce
Among these are the equitant leaves of the Iris or Flower-de-Luce.The Elements of Botany
Both are related to the flower-de-luce, the stately lily of France.Text Books of Art Education, Book IV (of 7)
Hugo B. Froehlich
"The maids don't think it respectable to dance at The Flower-de-Luce," he explained.Tess of the d'Urbervilles
The blackberry bushes were white with bloom and the gardens of the farm-houses gay with peonies and flower-de-luce.
Along the shore are sweet wild roses interpleached, and flower-de-luce, and yellow water-lilies.John Greenleaf Whittier
W. Sloane Kennedy
C16: anglicized variant of French fleur de lis
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