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lily of the valley

Definition of LILY OF THE VALLEY

:  a low perennial herb (Convallaria majalis) of the lily family that has usually two large oblong lanceolate leaves and a raceme of fragrant nodding bell-shaped white flowers
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First Known Use of LILY OF THE VALLEY

1563

Rhymes with LILY OF THE VALLEY

LILY OF THE VALLEY Defined for Kids

lily of the valley

noun
plural lilies of the valley

Definition of LILY OF THE VALLEY for Kids

:  a small plant related to the lilies that has usually two leaves and a stalk of fragrant flowers shaped like bells
Medical Dictionary

lily of the valley

noun lily of the val·ley \ˈlil-ē-əv-thə-ˈval-ē\
plural lil·ies of the valley

Medical Definition of LILY OF THE VALLEY

1
:  an erect low-growing perennial herb of the genus Convallaria (C. majalis) that has two large oblong lanceolate leaves and a raceme of fragrant nodding bell-shaped white flowers and is the source of convallaria, convallamarin, convallarin, and convallatoxin
2
:  the dried rhizome and roots of the lily of the valley used as a cardiac tonic

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