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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First Known Use of tiger lily

1824


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