[lil-ee-ey-shuh s]


of or like the lily.
belonging to the plant family Liliaceae.

Compare lily family.

Origin of liliaceous

From the Late Latin word līliāceus, dating back to 1725–35. See lily, -aceous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for liliaceous



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

Word Origin for liliaceous

C18: from Late Latin līliāceus, from līlium lily
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