wood lily

  1. a lily, Lilium philadelphicum, of eastern North America, having orange-red flowers.

Origin of wood lily

1350–1400; Middle English: meadow saffron

Words Nearby wood lily

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How to use wood lily in a sentence

  • Mark the maple twigs, like silhouettes cut in coral, and the sheath of the wood lily, like a ribbon half unrolled.

  • Spring is gone; the sun is overhead; the red wood-lily is open.

    The Fall of the Year | Dallas Lore Sharp
  • How impossible it would be to kindle a wood-lily on the cold, damp soil of April!

    The Fall of the Year | Dallas Lore Sharp
  • Your mother's face was as white as a wood-lily, with only a faint dream of rose in her cheeks.

    The Golden Road | Lucy Maud Montgomery