lily of the valley

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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


LILY OF THE VALLEY Defined for Kids

lily of the valley

noun

Definition of lily of the valley for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

lily of the valley

noun lily of the val·ley \ ˈlil-ē-əv-t͟hə-ˈval-ē \

medical Definition of lily of the valley

plural lilies 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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