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Definition of 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.
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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