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daylily

or day lil·y

[ dey-lil-ee ]
/ ˈdeɪˌlɪl i /
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noun
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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British Dictionary definitions for daylily

day lily

noun
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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