This section is from the "A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods" book, by George S. Cole. Also available from Amazon: A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances,: Including a full explanation of the modern processes ... together with various useful tables.
Fleur-De-Lis (Fleur-De-Lee'). [From French fleur-de-lis, flower of the lily] A pattern in weaving representing the flower of the lilly or head of a lance, consisting essentially of a bell-shaped stem with a bar at the bottom, and a short recurved stem on each side. The plural is fleurs-de-lis.