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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'Black Parrot' tulip In June, I'm looking forward to the Madonna Lily - big white flowers and great fragrance.
'Black Parrot' tulip | In June, I'm looking forward to the Madonna Lily - big white flowers and great fragrance.
Sicilian honey garlic Nectaroscordum, left Madonna Lily, above, and 'Black Parrot' tulip, right
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If you would like to enjoy lilies in your garden all summer, here are some varieties to choose and their flowering periods: * EARLY JUNE: Madonna Lily (Lilium candidum), 2 to 3 weeks in bloom * MID-JUNE: Asian lilies, 2 to 3 weeks in full bloom * LATE JUNE: Trumpet lilies, 2 to 4 weeks in bloom * EARLY AUGUST: Oriental lilies, 3 to 4 weeks in bloom * MID-AUGUST: Nepalese lilies, 2 to 3 weeks in bloom"--from The Garden Plot by Garden Media Group
For example, hair remover Nair by Church & Dwight includes extracts of ylang-ylang, grape, Madonna lily, green tea and argan oil.
This lily figures in Christian art, too, in many Renaissance paintings of the Virgin Mary and is known as the Madonna lily. It is associated with purity.
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.