from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See gillyflower.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of gillyflower.


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  • Then pinks and gilliflowers, especially the matted pink and clove gilliflower.

    The Essays

  • Suddenly, a turtle dove, of the purest whiteness, comes flying in at the window, and alights upon his hand, bearing in her bill a branch of red gilliflower, on the leaves of which is written, in letters of gold, the following sentence:

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

  • Katterfelto of wonders! exceeded expectation, went beyond belief, and soared above all the natural powers of description! she was nature itself! she was the most exquisite work of art! she was the very daisy, primrose, tube rose, sweet-briar, furze blossom, gilliflower, wall-flower, cauliflower and rosemary! in short she was a bouquet of

    The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851

  • He drank a glass of wine or two at meals, very often syrrup of gilliflower in his sack, and had always a tun glass without feet stood by him holding a pint of small beer, which he often stirred with a great sprig of rosemary.

    Characters from 17th Century Histories and Chronicles

  • "On the morrow I opened the second door and found myself in a spacious plain set with tall date palms and watered by a running stream whose banks were shrubbed with rose and jasmine, while privet and eglantine, oxe-eye, violet and lily, narcissus, origane and the winter gilliflower carpeted the borders; and the breath of the breeze swept over those sweet-smelling growths ...."

    The Fortieth Door

  • Wall-gilliflower, has been cultivated in this country almost from time immemorial, for its fragrance and bright colouring.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • In April follow the double white violet; the wall-flower; the stock-gilliflower; the cowslip; flower-delices, and lilies of all natures; rosemary-flowers; the tulippa; the double peony; the pale daffodil; the French honeysuckle; the cherry-tree in blossom; the damson and plum-trees in blossom; the white thorn in leaf; the lilac-tree.

    XLVI. Of Gardens

  • Then pinks and gilliflowers, 15 especially the matted pink and clove gilliflower.

    XLVI. Of Gardens

  • Miriam regarded him with her air of a brown and gold gilliflower.

    The Long Roll

  • "Oh, then, you're taking a little trouble, after all," Vera said, laughing, and she vanished vaguely, behind a brocaded _portière_, leaving a very faint perfume of gilliflower.

    The Twelfth Hour


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