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Easter lily

noun

  1. 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.


Easter lily

noun

  1. any of various lilies, esp Lilium longiflorum, that have large showy white flowers


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Easter lily1

First recorded in 1875–80
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Example Sentences

She was as pallid as an Easter-lily; pallid, despite the fact that she had decided, and had nerved herself for his coming.

Candidum, sometimes called Easter Lily, is one of the best known and commonly grown of all the Lilies.

This is the only one of its kind, a wonderfully beautiful desert plant, much like an Easter Lily.

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