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Turk's-cap lily

[ turks-kap ]
/ ˈtɜrksˌkæp /
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noun
either of two lilies, Lilum martagon or L. superbum, having nodding flowers with the perianth segments rolled backward.
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Also called Martagon lily.

Origin of Turk's-cap lily

First recorded in 1785–95
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Turk's-cap lily

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

Word Origin for Turk's-cap lily

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