daylily

noun
day·​lily | \ ˈdā-ˌli-lē How to pronounce daylily (audio) \

Definition of daylily

: any of various Eurasian perennial herbs (genus Hemerocallis) of the lily family that have short-lived flowers resembling lilies and are widespread in cultivation and as escapes

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Southern California Plant summer-blooming bulbs, corms, and tubers, including acidanthera, agapanthus, tuberous begonias, caladiums, calla lilies, dahlias, daylilies, gladiolus, iris, ixia, montbretias, tiger flowers, tuberoses, and watsonias. Thad Orr, Sunset, "Your Essential Gardening To-Do List for April," 22 Jan. 2018 Hostas and daylilies are great container gardening plants, but many other perennials work as well. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018 Hostas and daylilies are great container gardening plants, but many other perennials work as well. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018 Hostas and daylilies are great container gardening plants, but many other perennials work as well. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018 Hostas and daylilies are great container gardening plants, but many other perennials work as well. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018 Hostas and daylilies are great container gardening plants, but many other perennials work as well. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018 Hostas and daylilies are great container gardening plants, but many other perennials work as well. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018 Be sure to dispose of these invasive daylilies to prevent introducing them into other gardens and natural spaces. Melinda Myers, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Replace privet hedge with a mix of plants," 26 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of daylily

1597, in the meaning defined above

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daylily

noun

English Language Learners Definition of daylily

: a kind of plant that has long thin leaves and usually yellow or orange flowers that bloom for a short time

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