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Meaning of DAY LILY

Pronunciation:  dey'lilee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any of numerous perennials having tuberous roots and long narrow bladelike leaves and usually yellow lilylike flowers that bloom for only a day
  2. [n]  any of numerous perennials having mounds of sumptuous broad ribbed leaves and clusters of white, blue, or lilac flowers; used as ground cover
 
 Synonyms: daylily, plantain lily
 
 See Also: Funka, genus Funka, genus Hemerocallis, genus Hosta, Hemerocallis, Hemerocallis flava, Hemerocallis lilio-asphodelus, herb, herbaceous plant, Hosta, lemon lily, liliaceous plant

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Day" lil`y\ (l[i^]l`[y^]). (Bot.)
   (a) A genus of plants ({Hemerocallis}) closely resembling
       true lilies, but having tuberous rootstocks instead of
       bulbs. The common species have long narrow leaves and
       either yellow or tawny-orange flowers.
   (b) A genus of plants ({Funkia}) differing from the last
       in having ovate veiny leaves, and large white or blue
       flowers.



 

 

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