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day·lil·yor day lily (dā′lĭl′ē)
Any of various perennial plants of the genus Hemerocallis, native to Eurasia and widely cultivated for their large colorful flowers, which remain open for only one day. Also called hemerocallis.
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1. (Plants) any widely cultivated Eurasian liliaceous plant of the genus Hemerocallis, having large yellow, orange, or red lily-like flowers, which typically last for only one day and are immediately succeeded by others
2. (Plants) the flower of any of these plants
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|Noun||1.||day lily - any of numerous perennials having mounds of sumptuous broad ribbed leaves and clusters of white, blue, or lilac flowers; used as ground cover|
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
|2.||day lily - any of numerous perennials having tuberous roots and long narrow bladelike leaves and usually yellow lily-like flowers that bloom for only a day|
liliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
genus Hemerocallis, Hemerocallis - east Asian rhizomatous clump-forming perennial herbs having flowers on long leafless stalks; cosmopolitan in cultivation: day lilies; sometimes placed in subfamily Hemerocallidaceae
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