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tiger lily

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

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Origin of tiger lily

First recorded in 1815–25
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British Dictionary definitions for tiger lily

tiger lily

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