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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'sand lily.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of sand lily

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about sand lily

Statistics for sand lily

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for sand lily

The first known use of sand lily was circa 1900

See more words from the same year

Comments on sand lily

What made you want to look up sand lily? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

concealment of treason or felony

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!