from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Eurasian lily (Lilium martagon) usually having pinkish-purple, spotted flowers. Also called Turk's-cap lily.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A Eurasian lily.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A lily (Lilium Martagon) with purplish red flowers, found in Europe and Asia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Turk's-cap lily, Lilium Martagon. The bulbs are said to be eaten by the Cossacks.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. lily with small dull purple flowers of northwestern Europe and northwestern Asia
Middle English, from Old French, from Old Spanish, from Ottoman Turkish mārtağān, a kind of turban.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ultimately from Turkish martagan (Wiktionary)