lilium

noun

lil·​i·​um
ˈlilēəm
1
capitalized : a large genus (the type of the family Liliaceae) of herbaceous plants having scaly bulbs, whorled or scattered leaves, showy flowers with a perianth of six segments, versatile anthers, a 3-lobed stigma, and a capsular fruit see lily
2
plural -s : any plant of the genus Lilium

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, lily

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“Lilium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lilium. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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