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Related to Madonna lily: white lily
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.]
(Plants) a perennial widely cultivated Mediterranean lily plant, Lilium candidum, with white trumpet-shaped flowers. Also called: Annunciation lily
a lily, Lilium candidum, having clusters of white bell-shaped flowers.