lily of the valley

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Definition of lily of the valley 

: a low perennial herb (Convallaria majalis) of the lily family that has usually two large oblong lanceolate leaves and a raceme of fragrant nodding bell-shaped white flowers

First Known Use of lily of the valley

1563, in the meaning defined above

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lily of the valley

noun
plural lilies of the valley

Kids Definition of lily of the valley

: a small plant related to the lilies that has usually two leaves and a stalk of fragrant flowers shaped like bells

lily of the valley

noun
lily of the val·​ley | \ˈlil-ē-əv-t͟hə-ˈval-ē \
plural lilies of the valley

Medical Definition of lily of the valley 

1 : an erect low-growing perennial herb of the genus Convallaria (C. majalis) that has two large oblong lanceolate leaves and a raceme of fragrant nodding bell-shaped white flowers and is the source of convallaria, convallamarin, convallarin, and convallatoxin

2 : the dried rhizome and roots of the lily of the valley used as a cardiac tonic

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