Asiatic lily

noun

Definition of Asiatic lily

  1. :  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 Faust, New York Times, 13 Aug. 2000 Asiatic lilies, while not fragrant, can provide your garden with a vibrancy that few flowers can match. — Sean Conway, Chicago Tribune, 11 Mar. 2011

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1880

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1880


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