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Fleur de Lis

The Fleur de Lis is essentially a stylized iris or lily that has been associated with royalty over time, mostly French monarchy, and dates back to the twelfth century.

It is featured prominently with other rulers such as in the Crown Jewels of England and Scotland where it is part of the design the Scottish royal arms and Royal Standard.

As French settlers moved into the New World, the Fleur de Lis became associated with areas such as Quebec and Nova Scotia in Canada and Louisiana, Kentucky, and New Orleans in the United States.

The Fleur de Lis is still used to this day and can be seen in many sports team logos such as the New Orleans Saint, military badges such as the Corps of Cadet at the Louisiana State. University.

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