An example of a fleur-de-lis is a symbol of a lily or iris used on a coat of arms representing the French monarchy.
- iris (senses & )
- the coat of arms of the former French royal family
- Heraldry an emblem resembling a lily or iris
Origin of fleur-de-lisaltered, after French fleur ; from Middle English flour de lyce ; from Old French flor de lis, literally , flower of the lily
nounpl. fleurs-de-lis or fleurs-de-lys
- An iris.
- a. Heraldry A device consisting of a stylized three-petaled iris flower, used as the armorial emblem of the kings of France.b. A similar design used as a decorative motif.
Origin of fleur-de-lisMiddle English flour de lice, from Old French flor de lis : flor, flower + de, of + lis, lily.
sterling silver brooch by Francisco Rebajes
From French fleur de lys, "lily flower"