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fleur-de-lis

noun [C] (plural fleurs-de-lis uk   /ˌflɜː.dəˈliːs/  us   /ˌflɝː-/ ) (also fleur-de-lys) uk   /ˌflɜː.dəˈliːs/  us   /ˌflɝː-/
a pattern representing a flower with three separate parts joined at the bottom, used in coats of arms
Translations of “fleur-de-lis”
in Chinese (Traditional) 鳶尾花飾,百合花飾(用作紋章)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鸢尾花饰,百合花饰(用作纹章)…
(Definition of fleur-de-lis from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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