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lil·y

 (lĭl′ē)
n. pl. lil·ies
1. Any of various plants of the genus Lilium, having variously colored, often trumpet-shaped flowers.
2. Any of various similar or related plants, such as the daylily or the water lily.
3. The flower of any of these plants.

[Middle English lilie, from Old English, from Latin līlium.]
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lily

(ˈlɪlɪ)
n, pl lilies
1. (Plants) any liliaceous perennial plant of the N temperate genus Lilium, such as the Turk's-cap lily and tiger lily, having scaly bulbs and showy typically pendulous flowers
2. (Plants) the bulb or flower of any of these plants
3. (Plants) any of various similar or related plants, such as the water lily, plantain lily, and day lily
[Old English, from Latin līlium; related to Greek leirion lily]
ˈlily-ˌlike adj
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lil•y

(ˈlɪl i)

n., pl. lil•ies,
adj. n.
1. any scaly-bulbed plant of the genus Lilium, having showy, funnel- or bell-shaped flowers.
2. the flower or the bulb of such a plant.
3. any of various related or similar plants or their flowers, as the mariposa lily.
adj.
5. white as a lily: her lily hands.
6. delicately fair: a lily maiden.
7. pure; unsullied: the lily truth.
8. pale; fragile; weak.
[before 1000; Middle English, Old English lilie < Latin līlium; compare Greek leírion]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lily - any liliaceous plant of the genus Lilium having showy pendulous flowerslily - any liliaceous plant of the genus Lilium having showy pendulous flowers
liliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
genus Lilium, Lilium - type genus of Liliaceae
Lilium auratum, mountain lily - Japanese lily with golden rays
Canada lily, Lilium canadense, meadow lily, wild meadow lily, wild yellow lily - common lily of the eastern United States having nodding yellow or reddish flowers spotted with brown
Annunciation lily, Lent lily, Lilium candidum, Madonna lily, white lily - lily of eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans with broad funnel-shaped white flowers
Lilium catesbaei, pine lily, tiger lily, leopard lily - lily of southeastern United States having cup-shaped flowers with deep yellow to scarlet recurved petals
Columbia tiger lily, Lilium columbianum, Oregon lily - lily of western North America with showy orange-red purple-spotted flowers
devil lily, kentan, Lilium lancifolium, tiger lily - east Asian perennial having large reddish-orange black-spotted flowers with reflexed petals
Bermuda lily, Easter lily, Lilium longiflorum, white trumpet lily - tall lily have large white trumpet-shaped flowers that bloom in the spring
coast lily, Lilium maritinum - orange-flowered lily of Pacific coast of United States
Lilium martagon, martagon, Turk's-cap - lily with small dull purple flowers of northwestern Europe and northwestern Asia
Lilium michiganense, Michigan lily - lily of central North America having recurved orange-red flowers with deep crimson spots
leopard lily, Lilium pardalinum, panther lily - lily of western United States having orange-red to crimson maroon-spotted flowers
Lilium philadelphicum, wood lily - lily of eastern North America having orange to orange-red purple-spotted flowers
Lilium superbum, Turk's cap-lily, Turk's-cap - lily of the eastern United States with orange to red maroon-spotted flowers
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Translations
زَنْبَق، زَنْبَقَهزِنْبَقَةٌ
lilie
lilje
LilieLilli
lilja
ljiljan
liliom
lilja
ユリ
백합나리
lilium
lelija
lilija
crin
ľalia
lilija
lilja
ดอกลิลลี่
hoa loa kèn

lily

[ˈlɪlɪ]
A. Nlirio m, azucena f
lily of the valleymuguete m, lirio m de los valles
B. CPD lily pad Nhoja f de nenúfar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

lily

[ˈlɪli] n (= flower) → lis mlily of the valley nmuguet m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

lily

nLilie f; (= water lily)Seerose f; lily of the valleyMaiglöckchen nt

lily

:
lily-livered
adjfeige
lily pad
nSeerosenblatt nt
lily-white
adj
schnee- or blütenweiß; (fig)tugendhaft
(US inf: racially) club, suburbstreng weiß
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

lily

[ˈlɪlɪ] ngiglio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

lily

(ˈlili) plural ˈlilies noun
a type of tall plant grown from a bulb, with white or coloured flowers.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

lily

زِنْبَقَةٌ lilie lilje Lilie κρίνος azucena lilja lys ljiljan giglio ユリ 백합 lelie lilje lilia lírio лилия lilja ดอกลิลลี่ zambak hoa loa kèn 百合花
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I have a garden of my own, But so with roses overgrown, And lilies, that you would it guess To be a little wilderness; And all the spring-time of the year It only loved to be there.
It comes over the sweet melody of the words-over the gentleness and grace which we fancy in the little maiden herself-even over the half-playful, half-petulant air with which she lingers on the beauties and good qualities of her favorite-like the cool shadow of a summer cloud over a bed of lilies and violets, "and all sweet flowers." The whole is redolent with poetry of a very lofty order.
Then consider the garden of "my own," so overgrown, entangled with roses and lilies, as to be "a little wilderness"--the fawn loving to be there, and there "only"--the maiden seeking it "where it should lie"--and not being able to distinguish it from the flowers until "itself would rise"--the lying among the lilies "like a bank of lilies"--the loving to "fill itself with roses,"
"And its pure virgin limbs to fold In whitest sheets of lilies cold,"
"Had it lived long, it would have been Lilies without, roses within."
With the sun rose the Fairies, and, with Eva, hastened away to the fountain, whose cool waters were soon filled with little forms, and the air ringing with happy voices, as the Elves floated in the blue waves among the fair white lilies, or sat on the green moss, smoothing their bright locks, and wearing fresh garlands of dewy flowers.
The roof of pure white lilies rested on pillars of green clustering vines, while many-colored blossoms threw their bright shadows on the walls, as they danced below in the deep green moss, and their low, sweet voices sounded softly through the sunlit palace, while the rustling leaves kept time.
For years this day had beckoned and allured to her; but when it came the one single, keen, abiding memory it left with her was not that of the breathless moment when the stately president of Redmond gave her cap and diploma and hailed her B.A.; it was not of the flash in Gilbert's eyes when he saw her lilies, nor the puzzled pained glance Roy gave her as he passed her on the platform.
SHORT STEMMED LILIES MIXED -Buy 5 for PS7.99 (code GA682) or 25 for only PSPS19.97 (code GA683), Half Price PSGrowing to only 30-50cm, they are perfect for patio pots.
The annual Calla Lily Festival at Yangmingshan National Park's Zhuzihu area kicks off today, offering not only spectacular vistas of calla lilies but also a farmer's market and concerts.
Adding lilies is one way to squeeze color and fragrance into space-challenged gardens.
The popular plant is extremely poisonous to cats, and vets at Prospect House are now urging people to never buy lilies for a household where cats live.