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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A banner proclaiming the "noble trinity" of King, mother and sister, one in desire, is held over the Arms of France by seraphim in a scene presided over by the infant Christ and a host of angels.
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