lelieaard

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch lelieaert. Equivalent to lelie (lily) +‎ -aard +‎ -ard, supporter. So named after the lilies in the royal arms of France.

NounEdit

lelieaard m (plural lelieaards, diminutive lelieaardje n)

  1. (history, derogatory) A medieval supporter of sovereign rule of the king of France as suzerain, rejecting the independence or autonomy of the count of Flanders.
    Antonym: klauwaard