tiger lily

  1. a lily, Lilium lancifolium (or tigrinum), having dull-orange flowers spotted with black and small bulbs or bulbils in the axils of the leaves.
  2. any lily, especially L. pardalinum, of similar coloration.

Origin of tiger lily

First recorded in 1815–25
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tiger lily

  1. a lily plant, Lilium tigrinum, of China and Japan, cultivated for its flowers, which have black-spotted orange reflexed petals
  2. any of various similar lilies
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