“small flower,” 1811, from French fleurette, diminutive of fleur (see flower (n.)).
[flu-ret, floo-] /flɜˈrɛt, flʊ-/ noun 1. an ornament formed like a small conventionalized flower. [flu-ret, floo-; French flœ-ret] /flɜˈrɛt, flʊ-; French flœˈrɛt/ noun 1. a female given name. /flʊəˈrɛt; flɜː-/ noun 1. an ornament resembling a flower
[flur-on, floo r-] /ˈflɜr ɒn, ˈflʊər-/ noun 1. a floral motif, as one used as a terminal point or in a decorative series on an object. 2. Printing. (def 6). /ˈflʊərɒn; -rən; ˈflɜː-/ noun 1. another name for flower (sense 8) 2. (cookery) a decorative piece of pastry
[flur-ee, floo r-ee] /ˈflɜr i, ˈflʊər i/ adjective, Heraldry. 1. terminating in fleurs-de-lis: a cross fleury. 2. ornamented with fleurs-de-lis. [flœ-ree] /flœˈri/ noun 1. André Hercule de [ahn-drey er-kyl duh] /ɑ̃ˈdreɪ ɛrˈkül də/ (Show IPA), 1653–1743, French cardinal and statesman. 2. Claude [klohd] /kloʊd/ (Show IPA), 1640–1723, French ecclesiastical historian. /French flœri/ noun 1. André […]
/Dutch ˈfleːvolant/ noun 1. a province of the central Netherlands, created in 1986 on land reclaimed from the IJsselmeer (formerly the Zuiderzee); entirely below sea level. Capital: Lelystad. Pop: 352 000 (2003 est). Area: 1420 sq km (548 sq miles)