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Lily meaning

lily - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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. 2. A name given to handsome flowering plants of several genera, having some resemblance in color or form to a true lily, as Pancratium, Crinum, Amaryllis, Nerine, etc.
  3. 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.
  4. 4. A royal spade; - usually in pl. See Royal spade, below.
  5. 5. A bulbous- rooted flowering plant.

lily - examples of usage

  1. Lily was satisfied of that long ago. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
  2. " Oh, I will answer him- I will answer him," cried Lily, " rather than have any trouble about it. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
  3. Well, you or Miss Lily. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
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