Madonna lily


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Madonna lily

n.
An eastern Mediterranean plant (Lilium candidum) having white, bell-shaped flowers that yield an essential oil used in perfumery.

[From its frequent appearance in paintings of the Madonna.]

Madonna lily

n
(Plants) a perennial widely cultivated Mediterranean lily plant, Lilium candidum, with white trumpet-shaped flowers. Also called: Annunciation lily

Madon′na lil′y


n.
a lily, Lilium candidum, having clusters of white bell-shaped flowers.
[1875–80]
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Noun1.Madonna lily - lily of eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans with broad funnel-shaped white flowersMadonna lily - lily of eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans with broad funnel-shaped white flowers
lily - any liliaceous plant of the genus Lilium having showy pendulous flowers
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This lily figures in Christian art too, in many Renaissance paintings of the Virgin Mary and is known as the Madonna lily.
This lily figures in Christian art, too, in many Renaissance paintings of the Virgin Mary and is known as the Madonna lily.
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That is with the exception of the beautiful Madonna Lily, which is planted in August, the soil just covering the tip.
The pontiff will hold a service in the upper level of the basilica, which was built in 1969 on the site of earlier Crusader and Byzantine churches and is topped by a 55-metre-high (182-foot) dome, whose shape is based on the Madonna lily, symbol of the Virgin Mary.