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Turk's-cap lily

[turks-kap] /ˈtɜrksˌkæp/
either of two lilies, Lilum martagon or L. superbum, having nodding flowers with the perianth segments rolled backward.
Also called Martagon lily.
Origin of Turk's-cap lily
First recorded in 1785-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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British Dictionary definitions for Turk's-cap lily

Turk's-cap lily

any of several cultivated lilies, such as Lilium martagon and L. superbum, that have brightly coloured flowers with reflexed petals See also martagon
Word Origin
C17: so called because of a resemblance between its flowers and a turban
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