Definition of Leper lily

1. Noun. Eurasian checkered lily with pendant flowers usually veined and checkered with purple or maroon on a pale ground and shaped like the bells carried by lepers in medieval times; widely grown as an ornamental.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leper Lily

leopardwood
leotard
leotarded
leotardlike
leotards
lep
lepadite 2
lepadoid
lepadoids
lepadotemachoselachogaleokranioleipsanodrimypotrimmatosilphiotyromelitokatakechymenokichlepikossyphophattoperisteralektryonoptokephaliokinklopeleiolagoiosiraiobaphetragalopterygon
lepal
lepas
lepases
leper
leper colonies
leper lily (current term)
lepered
leperous
lepers
lepetodrilid
lepetodrilids
lepid
lepidic
lepidine
lepidines
lepido-
lepidobotrys
lepidocrocite
lepidocrocites
lepidodendrid

Literary usage of Leper lily

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1. Bygone Devonshire by Hilderic Friend (1898)
"When a leper hospital was attached to nearly every large town, and a leper window was provided in many of our village churches, the names leper-lily and ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1881)
"The checked, scaled marking of the flower also suggested a connexion with the leper; and ' leopard lily' is no doubt to be explained as ' leper's lily. ..."

3. Glossary of Words in Use in Cornwall by Margaret Ann Courtney, Thomas Quiller Couch (1880)
"The checked, scaled marking of the flower also suggested a connexion with the leper ; and ' leopard lily' is no doubt to be explained as ' leper's lily. ..."

4. A Dictionary of English Plant-names by James Britten, Robert Holland (1886)
"The checked, scaled marking of the flower also suggested a connexion with the leper ; and " leopard lily " is no doubt to be explained as "leper's lily. ..."

5. Report and Transactions (1877)
"The checked, scaled marking of the flower also suggested a connection with the leper; and "leopard lily" is no doubt to be explained as " leper's lily. ..."

6. Report and Transactions of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of by Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and Art (1877)
"The checked, scaled marking of the flower also suggested a connection with the leper; and " leopard lily" is no doubt to be explained as " leper's lily. ..."

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