daylily

noun day·lily \ ˈdā-ˌli-lē \

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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1597


DAYLILY Defined for English Language Learners

daylily

noun

Definition of daylily for English Language Learners

  • : 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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