from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A widely cultivated ornamental European plant (Convallaria majalis) having one-sided racemes of fragrant, bell-shaped white flowers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A flowering plant, Convallaria majalis, with richly fragrant pendant bells.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a low perennial herb (Convallaria majalis), having a raceme of nodding, fragrant, white flowers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See Convallaria.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. low-growing perennial plant having usually two large oblong lanceolate leaves and a raceme of small fragrant nodding bell-shaped flowers followed by scarlet berries
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She had a few flower beds, including patches of pansies near the house, a cluster of lily of the valley at the edge of the lawn, and a strange little cactus garden on a rocky out-cropping by the stone path.
In one city, perfumers sell more of lily of the valley than any other scent; in another vera violetta leads the van; in a third it is frangipane or white rose.