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lily

[ lil-ee ]
/ ˈlɪl i /
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noun, plural lil·ies.
adjective
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Idioms about lily

    gild the lily. gild1 (def. 4).

Origin of lily

before 1000; Middle English, Old English lilie<Latin līlium; compare Greek leírion

OTHER WORDS FROM lily

lil·y·like, adjective

Other definitions for lily (2 of 2)

Lily

or Lil·ly

[ lil-e ]
/ ˈlɪl ɛ /

noun
a female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for lily

lily
/ (ˈlɪlɪ) /

noun plural lilies
any liliaceous perennial plant of the N temperate genus Lilium, such as the Turk's-cap lily and tiger lily, having scaly bulbs and showy typically pendulous flowers
the bulb or flower of any of these plants
any of various similar or related plants, such as the water lily, plantain lily, and day lily

Derived forms of lily

lily-like, adjective

Word Origin for lily

Old English, from Latin līlium; related to Greek leirion lily
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Other Idioms and Phrases with lily

lily

see gild the lily.

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