Definition of Pine lily
1. Noun. Lily of southeastern United States having cup-shaped flowers with deep yellow to scarlet recurved petals.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pine Lily
Literary usage of Pine lily
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1921)
"... is known as "pine-lily," or more frequently as "bear-grass." The long, tough leaves are used by the Indians for basket- making. ..."
2. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1875)
"The remaining members of the pine lily exist in too small quantities to be of im- "tance for industrial or useful objects. ..."
3. Mount Rainier, a Record of Exploration by Edmond Stephen Meany (1916)
"The so-called pine-lily or bear-grass is not rare in gravelly soil in rather open woods. Straggling specimens are found up to 5500 feet altitude. ..."
4. Manual of the School Law of New Brunswick by New Brunswick (1901)
"... Plant Growth, and Assimilation; Characteristics of the Buttercup, Cress, Pulse, Rose, Aster, Buckwheat, Pine, Lily and Grass family. ..."
5. Scenes from Every Land, Second Series: A Collection of 250 Illustracions by National Geographic Society (U.S.) (1909)
"... name is Xerophyllum Tenax, and it is also known by the names of pine lily, Bear Grass, and Squaw Grass.— Photo by Asahel Curtis. ..."