Definition of Lords-and-ladies
1. Noun. Common European arum with lanceolate spathe and short purple spadix; emerges in early spring; source of a starch called arum.
Generic synonyms: Aroid, Arum
Group relationships: Genus Arum
Terms within: Arum
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Literary usage of Lords-and-ladies
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"Louder, louder chant the lay, Waken, lords and ladies gay 1 Tell them youth and mirth and ... Think of this and rise with day, Gentle lords and ladies gay. ..."
2. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"HUNTING SONG WAKEN, lords and ladies gay, On the mountain dawns the day; ... Waken, lords and ladies gay! Tell them youth and mirth and glee Run a course as ..."
3. Lives of the Queens of Scotland and English Princesses Connected with the by Agnes Strickland (1854)
"of the Lords and Ladies, where her Grace's will was that I should be placed at ... The Lords and Ladies were attended upon by the rest of her Grace's own ..."
4. The Golden Treasury: Selected from the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the by Francis Turner Palgrave (1912)
"20 Louder, louder chant the lay Waken, lords and ladies gay! Tell them youth and mirth and glee Run a course as well as we ; Time, stern huntsman! who can ..."
5. Miscellanies by William Makepeace Thackeray (1877)
"... having made before that humiliating confession, that lords and ladies are personally unknown to him ; so that all milliners, butchers' ladies, ..."
6. A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets by William Cullen Bryant (1874)
"Waken, lords and ladies gay, The mist has left the mountain gray, ... Think of this, and rise with day, Gentle lords and ladies gay ! SIR WALTER SCOTT. ..."
7. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"Or else some romani unto us areed, By former shepherds taught thee in thy youth, Of noble lords and ladies' gentle deed. This was a Chaucerian word, ..."