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lil·y

 (lĭl′ē)
n. pl. lil·ies
1. Any of various plants of the genus Lilium, having variously colored, often trumpet-shaped flowers.
2. Any of various similar or related plants, such as the daylily or the water lily.
3. The flower of any of these plants.

[Middle English lilie, from Old English, from Latin līlium.]

lily

(ˈlɪlɪ)
n, pl lilies
1. (Plants) any liliaceous perennial plant of the N temperate genus Lilium, such as the Turk's-cap lily and tiger lily, having scaly bulbs and showy typically pendulous flowers
2. (Plants) the bulb or flower of any of these plants
3. (Plants) any of various similar or related plants, such as the water lily, plantain lily, and day lily
[Old English, from Latin līlium; related to Greek leirion lily]
ˈlily-ˌlike adj

lil•y

(ˈlɪl i)

n., pl. lil•ies,
adj. n.
1. any scaly-bulbed plant of the genus Lilium, having showy, funnel- or bell-shaped flowers.
2. the flower or the bulb of such a plant.
3. any of various related or similar plants or their flowers, as the mariposa lily.
adj.
5. white as a lily: her lily hands.
6. delicately fair: a lily maiden.
7. pure; unsullied: the lily truth.
8. pale; fragile; weak.
[before 1000; Middle English, Old English lilie < Latin līlium; compare Greek leírion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lily - any liliaceous plant of the genus Lilium having showy pendulous flowerslily - any liliaceous plant of the genus Lilium having showy pendulous flowers
liliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
genus Lilium, Lilium - type genus of Liliaceae
Lilium auratum, mountain lily - Japanese lily with golden rays
Canada lily, Lilium canadense, meadow lily, wild meadow lily, wild yellow lily - common lily of the eastern United States having nodding yellow or reddish flowers spotted with brown
Annunciation lily, Lent lily, Lilium candidum, Madonna lily, white lily - lily of eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans with broad funnel-shaped white flowers
Lilium catesbaei, pine lily, tiger lily, leopard lily - lily of southeastern United States having cup-shaped flowers with deep yellow to scarlet recurved petals
Columbia tiger lily, Lilium columbianum, Oregon lily - lily of western North America with showy orange-red purple-spotted flowers
devil lily, kentan, Lilium lancifolium, tiger lily - east Asian perennial having large reddish-orange black-spotted flowers with reflexed petals
Bermuda lily, Easter lily, Lilium longiflorum, white trumpet lily - tall lily have large white trumpet-shaped flowers that bloom in the spring
coast lily, Lilium maritinum - orange-flowered lily of Pacific coast of United States
Lilium martagon, martagon, Turk's-cap - lily with small dull purple flowers of northwestern Europe and northwestern Asia
Lilium michiganense, Michigan lily - lily of central North America having recurved orange-red flowers with deep crimson spots
leopard lily, Lilium pardalinum, panther lily - lily of western United States having orange-red to crimson maroon-spotted flowers
Lilium philadelphicum, wood lily - lily of eastern North America having orange to orange-red purple-spotted flowers
Lilium superbum, Turk's cap-lily, Turk's-cap - lily of the eastern United States with orange to red maroon-spotted flowers
Translations
زَنْبَق، زَنْبَقَهزِنْبَقَةٌ
lilie
lilje
LilieLilli
lilja
ljiljan
liliom
lilja
ユリ
백합나리
lilium
lelija
lilija
crin
ľalia
lilija
lilja
ดอกลิลลี่
hoa loa kèn

lily

[ˈlɪlɪ]
A. Nlirio m, azucena f
lily of the valleymuguete m, lirio m de los valles
B. CPD lily pad Nhoja f de nenúfar

lily

[ˈlɪli] n (= flower) → lis mlily of the valley nmuguet m

lily

nLilie f; (= water lily)Seerose f; lily of the valleyMaiglöckchen nt

lily

:
lily-livered
adjfeige
lily pad
nSeerosenblatt nt
lily-white
adj
schnee- or blütenweiß; (fig)tugendhaft
(US inf: racially) club, suburbstreng weiß

lily

[ˈlɪlɪ] ngiglio

lily

(ˈlili) plural ˈlilies noun
a type of tall plant grown from a bulb, with white or coloured flowers.

lily

زِنْبَقَةٌ lilie lilje Lilie κρίνος azucena lilja lys ljiljan giglio ユリ 백합 lelie lilje lilia lírio лилия lilja ดอกลิลลี่ zambak hoa loa kèn 百合花
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She was fair and pure as a lily that had bloomed in Paradise.
For as the mightiest elephant is but a terrier to Leviathan, so, compared with Leviathan's tail, his trunk is but the stalk of a lily.
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But I think sacrifice would be a lily, not a rose; don't you?
Seen at a little distance as she walked across the churchyard and down the village, she seemed to be attired in pure white, and her hair looked like the dash of gold on a lily.
And because the history of Nada the Lily and of those with whom her life was intertwined moved him strangely, and in many ways, he has done more, he has printed it that others may judge of it.
The Rose of Sharon and the Lily of the Valley,'' answered the Prior, in a sort of snuffling tone; ``but your Grace must remember she is still but a Jewess.
The curves of her throat were the curves of a white lily.
She has gathered with her lily fingers A lily fair and rare to see.
Fire-flies hung in bright clusters on the dewy leaves, that waved in the cool night-wind; and the flowers stood gazing, in very wonder, at the little Elves, who lay among the fern-leaves, swung in the vine-boughs, sailed on the lake in lily cups, or danced on the mossy ground, to the music of the hare-bells, who rung out their merriest peal in honor of the night.
The eldest wished for pearls; the second for jewels; but the third, who was called Lily, said, 'Dear father, bring me a rose.
Peter had saved Tiger Lily from a dreadful fate, and now there was nothing she and her braves would not do for him.