sand lily

noun

Definition of sand lily

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

Examples of sand lily in a Sentence

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, "Where to See Wildflowers This Season," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of sand lily

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Sand lily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sand%20lily. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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