any of several white-flowered lilies that are artificially brought into bloom in early spring, especially Lilium longiflorum eximium, native to Taiwan and widely cultivated.
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Origin of Easter lily
First recorded in 1875–80
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Example sentences from the Web for easter lily
She was as pallid as an Easter-lily; pallid, despite the fact that she had decided, and had nerved herself for his coming.A Breath of Prairie and other stories|Will Lillibridge
British Dictionary definitions for easter lily
any of various lilies, esp Lilium longiflorum, that have large showy white flowers
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