lily of the valley


noun, plural lilies of the valley.

a plant, Convallaria majalis, having an elongated cluster of small, drooping, bell-shaped, fragrant white flowers.

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Origin of lily of the valley

First recorded in 1555–65
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lily of the valley

noun plural lilies of the valley

a small liliaceous plant, Convallaria majalis, of Eurasia and North America cultivated as a garden plant, having two long oval leaves and spikes of white bell-shaped flowers
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