lilium

noun lil·i·um \ˈlilēəm\

Definition of lilium

  1. 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. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Lilium

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Origin and Etymology of lilium

New Latin, from Latin, lily


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