thimble lily

noun

Definition of thimble lily

1 : an Australian plant (Blandfordia nobilis) cultivated for its ornamental racemose flowers
2 : a lily (Lilium bolanderi) of western U.S. and that is used as an ornamental and has whorled leaves and red-purple flowers with darker spots

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“Thimble lily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thimble%20lily. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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