regal lily

noun

re·​gal lily
ˈrēgəl-
variants or less commonly regale lily
rə̇ˈgālē-
: a widely cultivated garden lily (Lilium regale) of western China grown for its showy flowers that are white and yellow inside but streaked or flushed with pink or light lilac purple on the outer surface of the petals

Word History

Etymology

regal lily from regal entry 2 + lily; regale lily from New Latin regale (specific epithet of Lilium regale) (from Latin, neuter of regalis royal, regal) + English lily

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“Regal lily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/regal%20lily. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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