Saint-Joseph's-lily

noun

Saint-Jo·​seph's-lily
-¦jōzə̇fs¦-
: madonna lily

Word History

Etymology

after St. Joseph, husband of Mary, mother of Jesus, often depicted with a lily in his hand

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“Saint-Joseph's-lily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Saint-Joseph%27s-lily. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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