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Definition of "lily" []

  • Any of various plants of the genus Lilium, having variously colored, often trumpet-shaped flowers. (noun)
  • Any of various similar or related plants, such as the day lily or the water lily. (noun)
  • The flower of any of these plants. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lily" in a sentence
  • "Use: The canna lily is a mid-height plant for garden beds, and is best in massed display."
  • "(It is very probable that the term lily here is general, not referring to any particular species, but to a large class of flowers growing in"
  • "The Tournament Frog is great to use as bait in lily pads and murky waters."