Definitions

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

  • noun A Eurasian lily (Lilium martagon) usually having pinkish-purple, spotted flowers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The Turk's-cap lily, Lilium Martagon. The bulbs are said to be eaten by the Cossacks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A lily (Lilium Martagon) with purplish red flowers, found in Europe and Asia.

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  • noun A Eurasian lily.

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

  • noun lily with small dull purple flowers of northwestern Europe and northwestern Asia

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin; perhaps ultimately akin to Ottoman Turkish mārtağān, a kind of turban, martagon lily.]

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Ultimately from Turkish martagan

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