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English definition of “fleur-de-lis”

fleur-de-lis

noun [C]     /ˌflɜː.dəˈliːs/ US  /ˌflɝː-/ (plural fleurs-de-lis   /ˌflɜː.dəˈliːs/   US  /ˌflɝː-/) (also fleur-de-lys)
a pattern representing a flower with three separate parts joined at the bottom, used in coats of armsSpecific signs and symbolsSigns, signals and symbols
(Definition of fleur-de-lis noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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