Definition of Lily of the Incas

1. Noun. An Andean herb having umbels of showy pinkish-purple lily-like flowers.

Exact synonyms: Alstroemeria Pelegrina, Peruvian Lily
Group relationships: Genus Alstroemeria
Generic synonyms: Alstroemeria



Lily Of The Incas Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Lily Of The Incas Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lily Of The Incas

lilly-pilly
lilos
lilt
lilted
lilting
liltingly
liltingness
liltingnesses
lilts
lily
lily-livered
lily-of-the-valley
lily-of-the-valley tree
lily-white
lily family
lily of the Incas (current term)
lily of the Nile
lily of the valley
lily pad
lily pads
lily turf
lilylike
lilypad
lilypads
lilyturf
lilyturfs
lilywort
lilyworts
lim inf
lim infs

Literary usage of Lily of the Incas

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

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"During a voyage to Spain he noticed a native Peruvian plant known in Peru as the lily of the Incas, at the Swedish ..."

2. Gray's School and Field Book of Botany: Consisting of "Lessons in Botany by Asa Gray (1887)
"A. Pelegrina, lily of the Incas, from Peru. Flowers few or solitary .t the end of the branches, open, rose-colored or whitish, blotched with pink »nd ..."

3. Travels in South America: From the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean by Paul Marcoy (1875)
"... blossomed one of those alstroemerias which European horticulturists improperly call the lily of the Incas,1 and of which the variety tomentosa, ..."

4. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson (1907)
"It is called the lily of the Incas. A. peregrina is synonymous. Other good kinds are the hardy variable-coloured A. versicolor (A. p?ru- viana) and St. ..."

5. Luther Burbank: His Methods and Discoveries and Their Practical Application by Luther Burbank, John Whitson, Robert John, Henry Smith Williams, Luther Burbank Society (1914)
"Among the most interesting of these crosses was one in which the so-called Lily of the Incas (Alstroemeria—not a true lily, having no bulb), ..."

6. The English Flower Garden: Design, Arrangement and Plans Followed by a by William Robinson (1895)
"When well grown it is a fine pot plant, compact, and crowned with almost pure white flowers. It is called the lily of the Incas. A. peregrina is synonymous. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Lily of the Incas

Search for Lily of the Incas on Dictionary.com!Search for Lily of the Incas on Thesaurus.com!Search for Lily of the Incas on Google!Search for Lily of the Incas on Wikipedia!

Search