fleur-de-lis

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fleur-de-lis

A stylized three-petal flower representing the French royal lily, tied by an encircling band and used as an ornamental device in late Gothic architecture and in later derivatives. See also: Ornament

fleur-de-lis

of France. [Flower Symbolism: Halberts, 28]

fleur-de-lis

symbol of the trinity; resembles lily. [Christian Symbolism: EB, IV: 182]
See: Trinity
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60) Tristan de Saint-Amant: "avoir presume en sa faveur substituer aux Fleurs de LIS, des Effigies ridicules de quelques chetives petites mousches (Insectes picquantes, engeance de corruption) trouvees dans l'Antre Sepulcral, ou Infernal d'un Roy Payen, & de son Cheval," (fol.