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Definition of Lily

Lily

  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. 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. 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. A royal spade; -- usually in pl. See Royal spade, below.

Lily Quotations

My coming to faith did not start with a leap but rather a series of staggers from what seemed like one safe place to another. Like lily pads, round and green, these places summoned and then held me up while I grew. Each prepared me for the next leaf on which I would land, and in this way I moved across the swamp of doubt and fear.
Anne Lamott

As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol

It may be that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,' but I should be loath to see a rose on a maiden's breast substituted by a flower, however beautiful and fragrant it might be, that is went by the name of the skunk lily.
Alexander Henry

Misfortune had made Lily supple instead of hardening her, and a pliable substance is less easy to break than a stiff one.
Edith Wharton

I love Beyonce. She's so fierce. I also love Lily Allen, and she was an influence on my music.
Bridgit Mendler
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Lily Translations

lily in Afrikaans is lelie
lily in Dutch is lelie
lily in French is lis
lily in German is Lilie
lily in Hungarian is liliom
lily in Italian is giglio
lily in Norwegian is lilje
lily in Spanish is azucena
lily in Swedish is lilja
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