Turk's-cap lily


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Turk's-cap lily

(tûrks′kăp′)
n.
1. A North American lily (Lilium superbum) having orange-red, spotted flowers with reflexed petals and sepals.
2. See martagon.

[From the rolled-back petals, resembling a turban.]

Turk's-cap lily

n
(Plants) any of several cultivated lilies, such as Lilium martagon and L. superbum, that have brightly coloured flowers with reflexed petals. See also martagon
[C17: so called because of a resemblance between its flowers and a turban]

Turk's′-cap` lil′y


n.
either of two lilies, Lilum martagon or L. superbum, having nodding flowers with the perianth segments rolled backward.
[1785–95]
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RAPD Analysis of genetic variation within and among populations of turk's-cap lily (Lilium martagon L.).
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