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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. small genus of tall striking annuals or perennials with grasslike foliage and flowers in dense racemes or panicles; Mediterranean to Himalayas; sometimes placed in family Asphodelaceae.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of hardy, stemless herbs, with white, lily-like flowers in long racemes, members of the family Liliace√¶.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small genus of tall striking annuals or perennials with grasslike foliage and flowers in dense racemes or panicles; Mediterranean to Himalayas; sometimes placed in family Asphodelaceae

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