- either of two lilies, Lilum martagon or L. superbum, having nodding flowers with the perianth segments rolled backward.
Origin of Turk's-cap lily
First recorded in 1785–95
Also called Martagon lily.
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- any of several cultivated lilies, such as Lilium martagon and L. superbum, that have brightly coloured flowers with reflexed petalsSee also martagon
C17: so called because of a resemblance between its flowers and a turban