Liliales

plural noun
Lil·​i·​a·​les

Definition of Liliales

: an order of monocotyledonous plants with complete, perfect, and typically trimerous flowers, a compound ovary, and seeds with an oily or fleshy endosperm — see amaryllidaceae , iridaceae , liliaceae

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History and Etymology for Liliales

New Latin, from Lilium + -ales

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“Liliales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Liliales. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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