Cross fleury

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A cross fleury

A cross fleury (or flory) is a cross adorned at the ends with flowers in heraldry.[1] It generally contains the fleur-de-lis, trefoils, etc. Synonyms or minor variants include fleuretty, fleuronny, floriated and flourished.[2]

In early armory, it is not consistently distinguished from the cross patonce.[3]

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  1. ^ Newton, William (1846). A Display of Heraldry. William Pickering. p. 165. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  2. ^ Gough, Henry (1894). A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry. J. Parker. p. 267. Retrieved 16 February 2020. Cross fleury or flory.
  3. ^ Berry, William (1828). Encyclopædia Heraldica: Or, Complete Dictionary of Heraldry. author. p. 191. Retrieved 16 February 2020. Cross fleury flory or cross patonce.