- of or like the lily.
- belonging to the plant family Liliaceae.
Compare lily family.
Origin of liliaceous
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Certainly not, dear; but liliaceous is not a serious way of speaking of a lady.The New Mistress
George Manville Fenn
About five miles further south, the perfume from the liliaceous banks of the river was the first indication of its vicinity.
Its borders are fringed with the monomin of the Chippewas, or wild rice, and several of the liliaceous water plants.
This liliaceous plant attains a great age and enormous size.
It would seem as if the liliaceous plants, mingled with the gramina, assumed the place of the flowers of our meadows.Proserpina, Volume 1
- of, relating to, or belonging to the Liliaceae, a family of plants having showy flowers and a bulb or bulblike organ: includes the lily, tulip, and bluebell
C18: from Late Latin līliāceus, from līlium lily
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