Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Blache’fleur.

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The heroine of Boccaccio’s prose romance called Il Filocopo. Her lover, Flors, is Boccaccio himself, and Blanchefleur was a young lady passionately beloved by him, the natural daughter of King Robert. The story of Blanchefleur and Flors is substantially the same as that of Dor’igen and Aurelius by Chaucer, and that of Diano’ra and Ansaldo in the Decameron. (See DIANORA and DORIGEN.)   1



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