fleur-de-lis(redirected from Fleurs de lis)
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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
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of France. [Flower Symbolism: Halberts, 28]
symbol of the trinity; resembles lily. [Christian Symbolism: EB, IV: 182]
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