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English noun: fleur-de-lis

1. fleur-de-lis (plant) plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals

Synonymsflag, iris, sword lily

Broader (hypernym)iridaceous plant

Narrower (hyponym)bearded iris, beardless iris, blue flag, bulbous iris, dwarf iris, dwarf iris, English iris, gladdon, gladdon iris, Iris cristata, Iris foetidissima, Iris persica, Iris pseudacorus, Iris verna, Iris versicolor, Iris virginica, Iris xiphioides, Persian iris, roast beef plant, southern blue flag, stinking gladwyn, stinking iris, vernal iris, yellow flag, yellow iris, yellow water flag

Member meronymgenus Iris

2. fleur-de-lis (artifact) (heraldry) charge consisting of a conventionalized representation of an iris


Broader (hypernym)armorial bearing, bearing, charge, heraldic bearing

Domain categoryheraldry

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