Asiatic lily

noun

Definition of Asiatic lily

:any of various garden lilies derived from species (such as the tiger lily, Lilium lancifolium) native to Asia that typically have large, brightly-colored, unscented flowers in racemes or umbels
  • The first of the lilies to bloom are the shorter in stature sorts that are usually grouped together as the Asiatic lilies.
  • —Joan Lee FaustNew York Times13 Aug. 2000
  • Asiatic lilies, while not fragrant, can provide your garden with a vibrancy that few flowers can match.
  • —Sean ConwayChicago Tribune11 Mar. 2011

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First Known Use of asiatic lily

1880


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