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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.]
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(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]
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either of two lilies, Lilum martagon or L. superbum, having nodding flowers with the perianth segments rolled backward.
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