tiger lily

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tiger lily

n.
1. A lily (Lilium lancifolium) native to China, having large black-spotted reddish-orange flowers with reflexed petals and purplish bulbils in the leaf axils, widely planted as an ornamental.
2. Any of several similar lilies.

tiger lily

n
1. (Plants) a lily plant, Lilium tigrinum, of China and Japan, cultivated for its flowers, which have black-spotted orange reflexed petals
2. (Plants) any of various similar lilies

ti′ger lil′y


n.
1. a lily, Lilium tigrinum, having dull orange flowers spotted with black.
2. any lily of similar coloration.
[1815–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tiger lily - east Asian perennial having large reddish-orange black-spotted flowers with reflexed petalstiger lily - east Asian perennial having large reddish-orange black-spotted flowers with reflexed petals
lily - any liliaceous plant of the genus Lilium having showy pendulous flowers
2.tiger lily - lily of southeastern United States having cup-shaped flowers with deep yellow to scarlet recurved petals
lily - any liliaceous plant of the genus Lilium having showy pendulous flowers
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Outside in the garden, which was full of mellow sunset light streaming through the dark old firs to the west of it, stood Anne and Diana, gazing bashfully at each other over a clump of gorgeous tiger lilies.
I have tiger lilies and every year they are attacked by a red insect like a ladybird.
QI QI HAVE HA tiger lilies and every year they are attacked by a red insect like a ladybird.