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Definitions of lily

  1. any liliaceous plant of the genus Lilium having showy pendulous flowers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A royal spade; - usually in pl. See Royal spade, below. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A plant with bulblike roots and handsome flowers. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. A bulbous plant, with showy and fragrant flowers. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. A bulbous-rooted flowering plant. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. A bulbous plant having elegant, often pure-white, flowers. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A bulbous plant, producing flowers of great beauty and variety. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. A beautiful flowering plant of many species. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. Lily-white. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Pure. Lily of the valley, the beautiful flowering plant, convallaria. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for lily

  1. O Lily he answered, don't talk to me like that! – The Happiest Time of Their Lives by Alice Duer Miller
  2. Is there any connection whatever between the fruit and the lily – The Red Hand of Ulster by George A. Birmingham
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