Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or characteristic of lilies, or plants of the order Liliaceæ; lily-like.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to a natural order of which the lily, tulip, and hyacinth are well-known examples.
- adj. Like the blossom of a lily in general form.
- adj. of or pertaining to or characteristic of plants of the family Liliaceae
“n. - kind of liliaceous plant; daffodil; Literature, flower of the Elysian fields. bog asphodel, British grass-like moorland plant. asportation”
“Herbert found some new ones, among others some which Pencroft called “sham leeks”; for, in spite of their size, they were of the same liliaceous family as the onion, chive, shallot, or asparagus.”
“The air was delightfully cool and fragrant; and the drops of dew still glittered on the leaves of the large liliaceous plants, which shaded the streamlets of clear water.”
“There was the wild yam, and a liliaceous plant called Ti, which grows in abundance, and has a soft brown root, in shape and size like a huge log of wood: this served us for dessert, for it is as sweet as treacle, and with a pleasant taste.”
“The sides of the valley were here nearly precipitous; but, as frequently happens with stratified rocks, small ledges projected, which were thickly covered by wild bananas, liliaceous plants, and other luxuriant productions of the tropics.”
“About five miles further south, the perfume from the liliaceous banks of the river was the first indication of its vicinity.”
“Two liliaceous plants of low altitude are always objects of marked interest.”
“The one selected for special study here, the yellow adder-tongue, is very common in the spring; but if not accessible, almost any liliaceous plant will answer.”
“Asparagus is a liliaceous plant of perennial duration, and it demands more generous treatment than the majority of Kitchen Garden crops.”
“The stem is formed of a liliaceous plant, divided into two branches, each of which supports a flat disc, which may represent the flower, upon which a lamp was placed.”
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