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Fleury \Fleur"y\, a. [F. fleuri covered with flowers, p. p. of fleurir. See Flourish.] (Her.) Finished at the ends with fleurs-de-lis; -- said esp. of a cross so decorated.


a. (alternative spelling of flory English)


Fleury can refer to:

  • fleury, a term used in heraldry, as in "a cross fleury"
  • Fleury Abbey, a Benedictine monastery in Loiret, France
    • Abbo of Fleury (c. 950 – 1004) abbot of the monastery of Fleury
    • Andrew of Fleury, historian from the monstery of Fleury
  • Amber Fleury (born 1979), a contestant on Canadian Idol
  • Cardinal André-Hercule de Fleury, Bishop of Fréjus (1653—1743), chief minister of Louis XV of France
  • Champfleury Jules Fleury-Husson (1821–1889) French novelist and critic
  • Claude Fleury (1640–1723), French historian
  • Fleury Mesplet (1734–1794), French-Canadian printer
  • François de Fleury (1749–?), French officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War
  • Gordon A. Fleury, Californian legislator
  • Abraham-Joseph Bénard (1750–1822), French actor of the Comédie-Française and one of the greatest comedians of his time.
  • Joseph-Nicolas Robert-Fleury (1797–1890), French painter
  • Louis Fleury (1878–1926), French flautist
  • Marc Fleury (born 1968), French software developer
  • Marc-André Fleury (born 1984), Canadian hockey player
  • Mathieu Fleury (born 1985), Canadian politician
  • Paul A. Fleury (born 1939), American physicist and academic administrator
  • Theoren Fleury (born 1968), former Canadian hockey player
  • Fleury-Mérogis Prison, known as Fleury for short
  • Several communes of France:
    • Fleury, Aisne
    • Fleury, Aude
    • Fleury, Manche
    • Fleury, Moselle
    • Fleury, Oise
    • Fleury, Pas-de-Calais
    • Fleury, Somme
  • and part of the name of several communes:
    • Fleury-devant-Douaumont
    • Fleury-en-Bière
    • Fleury-la-Forêt
    • Fleury-la-Montagne
    • Fleury-la-Rivière
    • Fleury-la-Vallée
    • Fleury-les-Aubrais
    • Fleury-Mérogis
    • Fleury-sur-Andelle
    • Fleury-sur-Loire
    • Fleury-sur-Orne
  • Fleury Playbook, a 13th-century manuscript of liturgical dramas

Usage examples of "fleury".

The two men in the barouches made themselves known to the Special Commissary of the station, to whom the aide-de-camp Fleury spoke privately.

Fleury, a most intelligent young physician, who treated homoeopathically more than fifty patients, suffering from diseases which it was not dangerous to treat in this way, taking every kind of precaution as to regimen, removal of disturbing influences, and the state of the atmosphere, insisted upon by the most vigorous partisans of the doctrine, and found not the slightest effect produced by the medicines.

And so, when he returned to Paris, Hob had to file a negative report for Thomas Fleury, who had so been looking forward to inheriting Uncle Sertoris's money and thus finally able to move from his small luxury finca in San Juan, Ibiza, to a big luxury finca in Santa Gertrudishe had one all picked out, a place that would be large enough for all his guests and his four Afghan hounds.

Two of the fairest books which have fallen into my hands, are the Institutes of Canon Law, by the Abbe de Fleury, and the Civil History of Naples, by Giannone.