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Fleur-de-Luce

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A corruption of Fleur-de-Lis. (See Flag.) In Italian the white iris is called fiordilisa. Made thus.


“They may give the dozen white luces in their coat.”—Shakespeare: Merry Wives, i. 1.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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