tiger lily

noun

Definition of tiger lily

: a common Asian garden lily (Lilium lancifolium synonym L. tigrinum) that has nodding orange-colored flowers densely spotted with black and alternate leaves with black bulblets in the leaf axils also : any of various lilies with similar flowers

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Examples of tiger lily in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Honeysuckle is a symbol of passionate love, and tiger lily represents confidence and pride. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 29 Mar. 2020 Honeysuckle is a symbol of passionate love, and tiger lily represents confidence and pride. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 29 Mar. 2020 Honeysuckle is a symbol of passionate love, and tiger lily represents confidence and pride. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 29 Mar. 2020 Honeysuckle is a symbol of passionate love, and tiger lily represents confidence and pride. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 29 Mar. 2020 Honeysuckle is a symbol of passionate love, and tiger lily represents confidence and pride. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 29 Mar. 2020 The taller plant with the strappier leaves is more than likely a tiger lily — a taller, orange-flowering plant. Janet B. Carson, Arkansas Online, 29 May 2021 It is also called tiger lily, tawny lily or ditch lily. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 May 2020 Northwest Plant Plant summer/fall-blooming bulbs like blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium), tiger flower (Tigridia pavonia), tiger lily (Lilium lancifolium), and pineapple lily (Eucomis spp.). Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 16 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of tiger lily

1824, in the meaning defined above

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29 Sep 2021

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“Tiger lily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiger%20lily. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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