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lily of the valley

noun, plural lilies of the valley.
1.
a plant, Convallaria majalis, having an elongated cluster of small, drooping, bell-shaped, fragrant white flowers.
Origin of lily of the valley
1555-1565
First recorded in 1555-65
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British Dictionary definitions for lily of the valley

lily of the valley

noun (pl) lilies of the valley
1.
a small liliaceous plant, Convallaria majalis, of Eurasia and North America cultivated as a garden plant, having two long oval leaves and spikes of white bell-shaped flowers
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