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(Botany) of, relating to, or belonging to the Liliaceae, a family of plants having showy flowers and a bulb or bulblike organ: includes the lily, tulip, and bluebell
[C18: from Late Latin līliāceus, from līlium lily]
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(ˌlɪl iˈeɪ ʃəs)

1. of or like the lily.
2. belonging to the lily family.
[1725–35; < Late Latin līliāceus. See lily, -aceous]
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Adj.1.liliaceous - of or pertaining to or characteristic of plants of the family Liliaceae
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References in classic literature ?
The air was delightfully cool and fragrant; and the drops of dew still glittered on the leaves of the large liliaceous plants, which shaded the streamlets of clear water.
90 Grading of reticulum (0) uniform, (1) finer at ends of sulcus (liliaceous), (2) finer at poles (rouseoid).
Camas (Camassia spp.) and riceroot (Fritillaria spp.): two Liliaceous "root" foods of the Northwest Coast Indians".
Previous publications mostly reported on regeneration via somatic embryogenesis, while direct organogenesis of liliaceous species, particularly Agapanthus was rarely reported.
Previously, micropropagation of Liliaceous plant species largely utilized the flowering organs as the explant choice (Dunstan and Short, 1978; Wilmink et al., 1995).
Embryogenic callus induction from leaf explants of the Liliaceous ornamental plant, Agapanthus praecox ssp.
Spies, Degree Magister Scientiae Thesis, Phylogenetic Relationships of the Genus Lachenalia With Other Related Liliaceous Taxa, University of the Free State (2004).
1; Griggs et al., 2006; Webster et al., 2008) and reduce the stature and fecundity of early-blooming, liliaceous species (Webster et al., 2005a; Jenkins et al., 2007 ).
Both species aggregate as early nymphs, roost at night, and are flightless and polyphagous, but favor liliaceous food plants (Whitman & Orsak 1985; Whitman 1988, 1990).
The absence of colchicine in these products is not surprising since Ginkgo biloba, the source material for ginkgo preparations, is taxonomically unrelated to the colchicine producing Colchicum autumnale and related Liliaceous species.
Cockerell (1922) considered it to be a liliaceous flowering cladode, but closer examination of the type specimen, and other subsequently recovered specimens, shows features characteristic of fin-winged fruits (Fig.