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lily of the valley

n. pl. lilies of the valley
A widely cultivated ornamental plant (Convallaria majalis) having one-sided racemes of fragrant, bell-shaped white flowers.
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lily of the valley

n, pl lilies of the valley
(Plants) a small liliaceous plant, Convallaria majalis, of Eurasia and North America cultivated as a garden plant, having two long oval leaves and spikes of white bell-shaped flowers
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lil′y of the val′ley



n., pl. lilies of the valley.
a plant, Convallaria majalis, of the lily family, having an elongated cluster of small, drooping, bell-shaped, fragrant white flowers.
[1555–65]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lily of the valley - low-growing perennial plant having usually two large oblong lanceolate leaves and a raceme of small fragrant nodding bell-shaped flowers followed by scarlet berrieslily of the valley - low-growing perennial plant having usually two large oblong lanceolate leaves and a raceme of small fragrant nodding bell-shaped flowers followed by scarlet berries
liliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
Convallaria, genus Convallaria - sometimes placed in family Convallariaceae: lily of the valley
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Translations
konvalinka
liljekonval
kielo
muguetkielo
đurđica
ドイツスズラン
은방울꽃
liljekonvalj
cây hoa lan chuông

lily of the valley

nmughetto
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

lily of the valley

زِنْبَقُ الوَادِي konvalinka liljekonval Maiglöckchen άνθεμις muguete kielo muguet đurđica mughetto ドイツスズラン 은방울꽃 lelietje-van-dalen liljekonvall konwalia lírio-do-vale ландыш liljekonvalj ดอกไม้ชื่อลิลลี่ออฟเดอะแวลลี่ มีสีขาวมีกลิ่นหอม inci çiçeği cây hoa lan chuông 铃兰
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References in classic literature ?
her sisters braided up her pretty hair, and the only ornaments she wore were the lilies of the valley, which `her John' liked best of all the flowers that grew.
I think it must have had honeysuckle over the parlor window and lilacs in the front yard and lilies of the valley just inside the gate.
We'll drink the daisies of the field, in compliment to you; and the lilies of the valley that toil not, neither do they spin, in compliment to me - the more shame for me!' A moody smile that had overspread his features cleared off as he said this merrily, and he was his own frank, winning self again.