(also fleury /ˈflərē, ˈflo͝orē/)
adjective[predic. or postpositive] Heraldry
- 1Decorated with fleurs-de-lis.More example sentences
- Plain ‘school’ radiators are popular, but some wonderfully fancy, over-the-top, decorative and even flory flourishes can also appear on old radiators.
- A semé or semy of fleur de lis can be described as fleury, but that can cause confusion as fleury is also used to describe a decoration of the ends of a cross (cross fleury or croix fleury).
- 1.1(Of a cross) having the end of each limb splayed out into three pointed lobes.More example sentences
- The cross located on the roof is a mix between Celtic and fleury design, with the circle in the center representing eternity and the lily petals on the arms representing life.
- Foliage like flames surrounds the base of a fleury cross.
- This is a black fleury cross pewter charm.
- Decorated with fleurs-de-lis set in alternating directions.More example sentences
- The crest has a red Scottish lion with a fleury counter fleury collar resembling the tressure in the arms of that country.
- The double tressure, fleury-counter-fleury, is part of the royal arms and is apparently granted only as a mark of royal favor.
late Middle English: from Old French floure, from flour 'flower'.
More definitions of floryDefinition of flory in:
- The British & World English dictionary