Definition of Lady-of-the-night

1. Noun. West Indian shrub with fragrant showy yellowish-white flowers.

Exact synonyms: Brunfelsia Americana
Group relationships: Brunfelsia, Genus Brunfelsia
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lady-of-the-night

lady's slipper
lady's smock
lady's thimble
lady's thistle
lady's thumb
lady's tobacco
lady's tresses
lady-of-the-night (current term)
lady abbess
lady abbesses
lady beetle
lady beetles
lady boy
lady boys
lady chapel
lady crab
lady crabs
lady fern
lady friend
lady friends

Literary usage of Lady-of-the-night

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Longman's Magazine by Charles James Longman (1887)
"The face was the face of the " Lady of the Night," and of a truth she is well ... At last the " Lady of the Night" came to the curtains that shut off the ..."

2. The History of Henry Fielding by Wilbur Lucius Cross (1918)
"those days, before gas and electricity, the moon was for all honest travellers a most welcome lady of the night. On the assumption that Jones left ..."

3. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Samuel Johnson (1810)
"Such is the life, The transient life of man : awhile he breathes, Then in a little with bis mother earth Behold how grand the lady of the night, The silver ..."

4. The Icknield Way by Edward Thomas, A. L. Collins (1913)
"She rode anywhere without fear. She died young, but it was in bed. On horseback she could defy man or God. Such was the Lady of the Night, and her legend ..."

5. The Mettle of the Pasture by James Lane Allen (1903)
"She was no longer the self- revealed woman of the afternoon, but seemingly an affable, harmless old lady of the night on the boundary of her social world. ..."

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