Turk's-cap lily

[ turks-kap ]

noun
  1. either of two lilies, Lilum martagon or L. superbum, having nodding flowers with the perianth segments rolled backward.

Origin of Turk's-cap lily

1
First recorded in 1785–95

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British Dictionary definitions for Turk's-cap lily

Turk's-cap lily

noun
  1. any of several cultivated lilies, such as Lilium martagon and L. superbum, that have brightly coloured flowers with reflexed petals: See also martagon

Origin of Turk's-cap lily

1
C17: so called because of a resemblance between its flowers and a turban

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