sand lily

noun

: a western U.S. low-growing spring herb (Leucocrinum montanum) of the lily family with narrow linear leaves and fragrant white salverform flowers

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Naturalist Ann Sarg suggests visiting the park to catch blooms in May, when natives like Nelson’s larkspur, nuttall violet, sand lilies, and mariposa lily bloom along paths like the Willow Creek trail. Sunset, 22 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sand lily was circa 1900

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“Sand lily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sand%20lily. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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