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liliaceous

[lil-ee-ey-shuh s]
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adjective
  1. of or like the lily.
  2. belonging to the plant family Liliaceae.
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Origin of liliaceous

From the Late Latin word līliāceus, dating back to 1725–35. See lily, -aceous
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liliaceous

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Liliaceae, a family of plants having showy flowers and a bulb or bulblike organ: includes the lily, tulip, and bluebell
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Word Origin

C18: from Late Latin līliāceus, from līlium lily
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