/ (ˈmɑːtəɡən) /
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a Eurasian lily plant, Lilium martagon, cultivated for its mottled purplish-red flowers with reflexed petalsAlso called: Turk's-cap lily
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Word Origin for martagon
C15: from French, from Turkish martagān a type of turban
Words nearby martagon
Marsyas, Mars yellow, mart, Marta, Martaban, martagon, Martagon lily, martel, martelé, martellato, Martello tower
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How to use martagon in a sentence
Both the Martagon and the Pyrenean Lily have been found, but there is no doubt they are garden escapes.The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare|Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
Thenceforward, until the episodical lines on the Martagon lily, the child and her creator are one.Browning's Heroines|Ethel Colburn Mayne
We were anxious to find the noble Martagon lily, and hunted in many glades and forest borders for it.More Science From an Easy Chair|Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
Gerarde mentions its use by alchemists, who called it Martagon.How to Know the Ferns|Frances Theodora Parsons
Martagon lilies, for instance, are common, though how long they will remain so I cannot say.Switzerland|Frank Fox