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

  • n. An eastern Asian perennial (Lilium lancifolium) having large black-spotted reddish-orange flowers with reflexed petals and purplish bulbils in the leaf axils.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A bulbous flowering plant, Lilium lancifolium, with a large spectacular flower and a edible bulb.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Lilium tigrinum, the sepals of which are blotched with black.
  • n. See under Lily.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A common garden lily, Lilium tigrinum, native in China, bearing nodding flowers with a reflexed perianth of a dull-orange color spotted with black (whence the name). It produces bulblets in the axils of the leaves. Its bulbs are used for food in China and Japan.

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

  • n. east Asian perennial having large reddish-orange black-spotted flowers with reflexed petals
  • n. lily of southeastern United States having cup-shaped flowers with deep yellow to scarlet recurved petals


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