Definition of Glory lily
1. Noun. Any plant of the genus Gloriosa of tropical Africa and Asia; a perennial herb climbing by means of tendrils at leaf tips having showy yellow to red or purple flowers; all parts are poisonous.
Group relationships: Genus Gloriosa
Generic synonyms: Poisonous Plant
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glory Lily
Literary usage of Glory lily
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1. The Bookman (1905)
"... flaming in at the shanty window, folded the two women in ineffable glory. Lily Hud gazed down in rapture at the apparition so familiar, yet so strange. ..."
2. Nantucket Wild Flowers by Alice Owen Albertson (1921)
"... streaked Wild Morning Glory, Lily-bind, with pink Hedge Bindweed, Bell-bind, Great Bindweed, Wood-bind, June-August Hooded Bindweed, Lady's Nightcap, ..."
3. The Book Buyer by Charles Scribner's Sons (1896)
"Message of the Lilies ; Morning Glory; Lily Bells and I 'tole ts ; Flowers of the Spring ; and Easter J'assion ..."