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wood lily

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

1350–1400; Middle English: meadow saffron
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Examples from the Web for wood lily

Historical Examples

  • 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