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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.]
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(Plants) a perennial widely cultivated Mediterranean lily plant, Lilium candidum, with white trumpet-shaped flowers. Also called: Annunciation lily
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a lily, Lilium candidum, having clusters of white bell-shaped flowers.
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|Noun||1.||Madonna 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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