lil·​i·​um | \ ˈlilēəm \

Definition of lilium

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

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History and Etymology for lilium

New Latin, from Latin, lily

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“Lilium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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