Gilly-flower, Gillofer, or July-flower, (fr. Girofre): this flower, resembling a pink or carnation in form, and of a bright crimson colour, occurs more frequently than might have been expected. The gilly-flowers so blazoned in the insignia of OUR LADY'S INN, London, were no boubt originally lilies. See Lilypot.
Argent, three gilly-flowers slipped proper--JORNEY.
Or, on a chevron azure, between three gilly-flowers gules, slipped vert, a maiden's head of the first ducally crowned of the third; on a chief sable a hawk's lure double-stringed or, between two falcons argent, beaked and legged of the last--JEWEL, Bp. of Salisbury, 1560-71.
Argent, on a bend argent three gilly-flowers proper--WADE, co. York.
Argent, a chevron gules between three gilli-flowers azure--BOTHELL.
Argent, a chevron sable between three gilli-flowers proper[elsewhere pinks]--Thos. PACE, alias SKEVINGTON, Bp. of Bangor, 1510-33.
Borne also by the families of SPURLING, DE LISLE, LISTON, LIVINGSTON and SEMPLE.