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Easter lily

any of several white-flowered lilies that are artificially brought into bloom in early spring, especially Lilium longiflorum eximium, native to Taiwan and widely cultivated.
Origin of Easter lily
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This is the only one of its kind, a wonderfully beautiful desert plant, much like an Easter lily.

  • Candidum, sometimes called Easter lily, is one of the best known and commonly grown of all the Lilies.

    Talks about Flowers. M. D. Wellcome
British Dictionary definitions for Easter lily

Easter lily

any of various lilies, esp Lilium longiflorum, that have large showy white flowers
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