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A Eurasian lily (Lilium martagon) usually having pinkish-purple, spotted flowers. Also called Turk's-cap lily.
[Middle English, from Medieval Latin; perhaps ultimately akin to Ottoman Turkish mārtağān, a kind of turban, martagon lily.]
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(Plants) a Eurasian lily plant, Lilium martagon, cultivated for its mottled purplish-red flowers with reflexed petals. Also called: Turk's-cap lily
[C15: from French, from Turkish martagān a type of turban]
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|Noun||1.||martagon - lily with small dull purple flowers of northwestern Europe and northwestern Asia|
lily - any liliaceous plant of the genus Lilium having showy pendulous flowers
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