or day lil·y
[ dey-lil-ee ]
/ ˈdeɪˌlɪl i /
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any lily of the genus Hemerocallis, having yellow, orange, or red flowers that commonly last only for a day.
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Origin of daylily
First recorded in 1590–1600
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How to use daylily in a sentence
This was the "Lady Washington," and much resembled a snowy day-lily with an odor of tuberoses.
The perfume shall be that of a pansy or a day-lily, as you prefer.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater
Hemerocallide, day-lily tribe; bulbous plants, with a tubular perianth.Everyday Objects|W. H. Davenport Adams
British Dictionary definitions for daylily
any widely cultivated Eurasian liliaceous plant of the genus Hemerocallis, having large yellow, orange, or red lily-like flowers, which typically last for only one day and are immediately succeeded by others
the flower of any of these plants
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