Definition of Lily family
1. Noun. Includes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea; Xanthorrhoeaceae.
Generic synonyms: Liliid Monocot Family
Group relationships: Liliales, Order Liliales
Member holonyms: Liliaceous Plant, Genus Lilium, Lilium, Genus Agapanthus, Genus Albuca, Aletris, Genus Aletris, Alliaceae, Family Alliaceae, Allium, Genus Allium, Aloe Family, Aloeaceae, Family Aloeaceae, Genus Aloe, Genus Kniphofia, Alstroemeriaceae, Family Alstroemeriaceae, Genus Alstroemeria, Amianthum, Genus Amianthum, Anthericum, Genus Anthericum, Aphyllanthaceae, Family Aphyllanthaceae, Aphyllanthes, Genus Aphyllanthes, Asparagaceae, Family Asparagaceae, Genus Asparagus, Asphodelaceae, Family Asphodelaceae, Asphodel, Asphodeline, Genus Asphodeline, Asphodelus, Genus Asphodelus, Genus Aspidistra, Bessera, Genus Bessera, Blandfordia, Genus Blandfordia, Bloomeria, Genus Bloomeria, Bowiea, Genus Bowiea, Genus Brodiaea, Calochortus, Genus Calochortus, Camassia, Genus Camassia, Genus Quamassia, Quamassia, Erythronium, Genus Erythronium, Fritillaria, Genus Fritillaria, Genus Tulipa, Tulipa, Colchicaceae, Family Colchicaceae, Colchicum, Genus Colchicum, Genus Gloriosa, Family Hemerocallidaceae, Hemerocallidaceae, Genus Hemerocallis, Hemerocallis, Family Funkaceae, Family Hostaceae, Funkaceae, Hostaceae, Funka, Genus Funka, Genus Hosta, Hosta, Family Hyacinthaceae, Hyacinthaceae, Genus Hyacinthus, Genus Hyacinthoides, Hyacinthoides, Genus Ornithogalum, Ornithogalum, Genus Muscari, Muscari, Genus Scilla, Genus Tofieldia, Tofieldia, Genus Urginea, Urginea, Genus Ruscus, Ruscus, Family Melanthiaceae, Melanthiaceae, Genus Narthecium, Narthecium, Genus Veratrum, Veratrum, Family Ruscaceae, Ruscaceae, Family Tecophilaeacea, Tecophilaeacea, Genus Xerophyllum, Xerophyllum, Family Xanthorrhoeaceae, Grass Tree Family, Xanthorrhoeaceae, Genus Xanthorroea, Xanthorroea, Genus Zigadenus, Zigadenus, Genus Paris, Paris, Smilacaceae, Subfamily Smilacaceae, Genus Smilax, Smilax, Convallariaceae, Family Convallariaceae, Convallaria, Genus Convallaria, Genus Clintonia, Genus Liriope, Liriope, Genus Maianthemum, Maianthemum, Genus Polygonatum, Polygonatum, Subfamily Uvulariaceae, Uvulariaceae
Derivative terms: Liliaceous
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lily Family
Literary usage of Lily family
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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"lily family. 1763. Scapose or leafy-stemmed herbs from bulbs or corms, or rarely with root- stocks or a woody caudex (Yucca), the leaves various. ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The lily family in turn belongs to the Order Liliales, which contains in addition to the lily family the Trillium family ..."
3. The Trees of California by Willis Linn Jepson (1909)
"lily family. Perennial herbs, the stems from bulbs, corms or root- stocks, scape-like with basal leaves, or leafy and branching, with us rarely shrubs or ..."
4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"... or water lily family, which is far removed from the lily family proper, as that consists of endogenous plants, while these are exogene. ..."