- a lily, Lilium candidum, having clusters of pure white, bell-shaped flowers.
Origin of Madonna lily
First recorded in 1875–80
Also called Annunciation lily.
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- a perennial widely cultivated Mediterranean lily plant, Lilium candidum, with white trumpet-shaped flowersAlso called: Annunciation lily
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