Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various perennial plants of the genus Hemerocallis, native to Eurasia and widely cultivated for their large colorful flowers, which remain open for only one day.

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  • noun Any of several perennial plants, of the genus Hemerocallis, that have fleshy roots, grasslike leaves and colourful flowers that bloom for just one day.

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  • noun any of numerous perennials having tuberous roots and long narrow bladelike leaves and usually yellow lily-like flowers that bloom for only a day

Etymologies

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day +‎ lily

Examples

  • She plantedthrew the seeds in the bed she calls the daylily farm, all her beds are farms of various sorts, after dumping mushroom compost from the nearby mushroom farm, an actual farm,on a section of land near her garage the first spring after moving in.

    Bloom Day At The Semi Garden « Fairegarden

  • Since the beginning of daylily season every effort has been made to take a representative shot of the flower bed referred to as the daylily hill.

    Capturing A Blooming Daylily Hill-Without A Net « Fairegarden

  • The daylily is a very early bloomer with a tag of Lemon Lily, Hemerocallis lilio-asphodelus.

    May Bloom Day 2009 « Fairegarden

  • The view from the deck of what is called the daylily hill is showing the Japanese maple leafing out.

    Home Sweet Home « Fairegarden

  • They are placed in the area of the garden that is referred to as the daylily hill.

    Pleasurable Pursuits « Fairegarden

  • The daylily is the official flower of the City of Hattiesburg.

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  • Reading about a "daylily bud and petal salad" preceding a "stinging nettle and sea spinach soup" is almost enough to make one yearn for a wedge of iceberg lettuce drenched in Thousand Island dressing.

    Gastronomy

  • Reading about a "daylily bud and petal salad" preceding a "stinging nettle and sea spinach soup" is almost enough to make one yearn for a wedge of iceberg lettuce drenched in Thousand Island dressing.

    GASTRONOMY

  • The first time you sample any part of a daylily, taste only a small piece and have a friend with you.

    Brigitte Mars: Delightful Day Lilies with Brigitte Mars

  • Once considered part of the Lily family, the daylily is more correctly placed into the Hemerocallidaceae family because they grow from tuberous, fleshy roots rather than bulbs.

    Brigitte Mars: Delightful Day Lilies with Brigitte Mars

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