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 for Flower-de-luce
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flower-de-luce \Flow"er-de-luce"\, n. [Corrupted fr.
     fleur-de-lis.] (Bot.)
     A genus of perennial herbs ({Iris) with swordlike leaves and
     large three-petaled flowers often of very gay colors, but
     probably white in the plant first chosen for the royal French
     emblem.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: There are nearly one hundred species, natives of the
           north temperate zone. Some of the best known are Iris
           Germanica, I. Florentina, I. Persica, I.
           sambucina, and the American I. versicolor, I.
           prismatica, etc.
           [1913 Webster]

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