Definition of Lily

1. Noun. Any liliaceous plant of the genus Lilium having showy pendulous flowers.

Definition of Lily

1. n. A plant and flower of the genus Lilium, endogenous bulbous plants, having a regular perianth of six colored pieces, six stamens, and a superior three- celled ovary.

2. n. A royal spade; -- usually in pl. See Royal spade, below.

Definition of Lily

1. Proper noun. (English female given name). Popular around 1900 and currently returning to favor. ¹

2. Noun. Any of several flowers in the genus ''Lilium'' of the family Liliaceae, which includes a great many ornamental species. ¹

3. Noun. Any of several species of herbaceous flower which may or may not resemble the genus ''Lilium'' in some way, and which are not closely related to it or each other. ¹

4. Adjective. (slang derogatory) White (context: as a racial epithet). ¹

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Definition of Lily

1. a flowering plant [n LILIES] : LILYLIKE [adj]

Medical Definition of Lily

1. Origin: AS. Lilie, L. Lilium, Gr. Cf. Flower-de-luce. 1. A plant and flower of the genus Lilium, endogenous bulbous plants, having a regular perianth of six coloured pieces, six stamens, and a superior three-celled ovary. There are nearly fifty species, all found in the North Temperate zone. Lilium candidum and L. Longiflorum are the common white lilies of gardens; L. Philadelphicum is the wild red lily of the Atlantic States. L. Chalcedonicum is supposed to be the "lily of the field" in our Lord's parable; L. Auratum is the great gold-banded lily of Japan. 2. A name given to handsome flowering plants of several genera, having some resemblance in colour or form to a true lily, as Pancratium, Crinum, Amaryllis, Nerine, etc. 3. That end of a compass needle which should point to the north; so called as often ornamented with the figure of a lily or fleur-de-lis. "But sailing further, it veers its lily to the west." (Sir T. Browne) African lily, a plant of the genus Hyacinthus. Lily iron, a kind of harpoon with a detachable head of peculiar shape, used in capturing swordfish. Lily of the valley, a low perennial herb (Convallaria majalis), having a raceme of nodding, fragrant, white flowers. Lily pad, the large floating leaf of the water lily. Tiger lily, the Nymphaea, a plant with floating roundish leaves, and large flowers having many petals, usually white, but sometimes pink, red, blue, or yellow. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lily

lilliputian hallucination
lily (current term)
lily-of-the-valley tree
lily family
lily of the Incas
lily of the Nile
lily of the valley
lily pad
lily pads
lily turf

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