Definition of flory in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈflɔːri
(also fleury)


[predic. or postpositive] Heraldry
  • 1Decorated with fleurs-de-lis.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.


flory counter-flory

Decorated with fleurs-de-lis set in alternating directions.
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  • 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'.

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