Definition for FLOW'ER-DE-LIS

FLOW'ER-DE-LIS, n. [Fr. fleur de lis, flower of the lily.]

  1. In heraldry, a bearing representing a lily, the hieroglyphic of royal majesty. Encyc.
  2. In botany, the Iris, a genus of monogynian trianders, called also flag-flower, and often written incorrectly flower-de-luce. The species are numerous.

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