from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various plants of the genus Lilium, having variously colored, often trumpet-shaped flowers.
- n. Any of various similar or related plants, such as the day lily or the water lily.
- n. The flower of any of these plants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several flowers in the genus Lilium of the family Liliaceae, which includes a great many ornamental species.
- n. Any of several species of herbaceous flower which may or may not resemble the genus Lilium in some way, and which are not closely related to it or each other.
- n. The end of a compass needle that should point north, traditionally often ornamented with the figure of a lily or fleur-de-lis.
- adj. White (as a racial epithet).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plant and flower of the genus Lilium, endogenous bulbous plants, having a regular perianth of six colored pieces, six stamens, and a superior three-celled ovary.
- n. A name given to handsome flowering plants of several genera, having some resemblance in color or form to a true lily, as Pancratium, Crinum, Amaryllis, Nerine, etc.
- n. That end of a compass needle which should point to the north; -- so called as often ornamented with the figure of a lily or fleur-de-lis.
- n. A royal spade; -- usually in pl. See Royal spade, below.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Lilium, or its flower.
- n. Any one of many plants resembling the lily.
- n. The end of a compass which points to the north: so called from being frequently ornamented with a lily or fleur-de-lis.
- Resembling a white lily, especially in purity; pure; unsullied.
- n. The marsh-marigold.
- n. Lilium candidum, the white or annunciation lily: originally from the Mediterranean region, but long in cultivation.
- n. The daffodil.
- n. The atamasco lily, Atamosco Atamasco.
- n. In Australia, same as spear-lily.
- n. Same as gunebo lily.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any liliaceous plant of the genus Lilium having showy pendulous flowers
Use: The canna lily is a mid-height plant for garden beds, and is best in massed display.
(It is very probable that the term lily here is general, not referring to any particular species, but to a large class of flowers growing in
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-- FRAGRANT WATER LILY (Castalia odorata) is one of several species of plants with floating padlike leaves (thus the common name lily pads).
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