from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A lily (Lilium lancifolium) native to China, having large black-spotted reddish-orange flowers with reflexed petals and purplish bulbils in the leaf axils, widely planted as an ornamental.
  • noun Any of several similar lilies.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A common garden lily, Lilium tigrinum, native in China, bearing nodding flowers with a reflexed perianth of a dull-orange color spotted with black (whence the name). It produces bulblets in the axils of the leaves. Its bulbs are used for food in China and Japan.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A bulbous flowering plant, Lilium lancifolium, with a large spectacular flower and a edible bulb.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun east Asian perennial having large reddish-orange black-spotted flowers with reflexed petals
  • noun lily of southeastern United States having cup-shaped flowers with deep yellow to scarlet recurved petals


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