from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See day lily.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any member of the genus Hemerocallis of daylilies.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of plants, some species of which are cultivated for their beautiful flowers; day lily.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of monocotyledonous plants, of the natural order Liliaceæ, tribe Hemerocalleæ, chiefly distinguished by its erect flowers, and by having the tube of the funnelshaped perianth shorter than the spreading lobes, and the 6 stamens inserted in the throat of the tube.
  • n. A plant of this genus.

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

  • n. east Asian rhizomatous clump-forming perennial herbs having flowers on long leafless stalks; cosmopolitan in cultivation: day lilies; sometimes placed in subfamily Hemerocallidaceae


New Latin, from Greek hēmerokalles, a kind of lily : hēmera, day + kallos, beauty.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the genus name. (Wiktionary)



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