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Definition: tiger lily
n 1: east Asian perennial having large reddish-orange
black-spotted flowers with reflexed petals [syn: devil lily
, Lilium lancifolium
2: lily of southeastern United States having cup-shaped flowers
with deep yellow to scarlet recurved petals [syn: leopard lily
, pine lily
, Lilium catesbaei
English → English
Definition: Tiger lily
(l[i^]l"[y^]), n.; pl. Lilies
[AS. lilie, L. lilium, Gr. lei`rion. Cf. Flower-de-luce
1. (Bot.) A plant and flower of the genus Lilium
endogenous bulbous plants, having a regular perianth of
six colored pieces, six stamens, and a superior
Note: There are nearly fifty species, all found in the North
Temperate zone. Lilium candidum
and Lilium longiflorum
are the common white lilies of gardens;
is the wild red lily of the
Atlantic States. Lilium Chalcedonicum
is supposed to
be the “lily of the field”
in our Lord's parable;
is the great gold-banded lily of
2. (Bot.) A name given to handsome flowering plants of
several genera, having some resemblance in color or form
to a true lily, as Pancratium
3. That end of a compass needle which should point to the
north; -- so called as often ornamented with the figure of
a lily or fleur-de-lis.
But sailing further, it veers its lily to the west.
4. (Auction Bridge) A royal spade; -- usually in pl. See
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
(Bot.), the blue-flowered Agapanthus umbellatus
(Bot.), a plant of the genus Zephyranthes
), having a white and pink
funnelform perianth, with six petal-like divisions
resembling those of a lily. --Gray.
(Bot.), the Pardanthus Chinensis
black seeds of which form a dense mass like a blackberry.
(Bot.), Lilium candidum
. See Illust.
. (Bot.) Same as Mariposa lily
, in the
(Zool.), a European beetle (Crioceris merdigera
) which feeds upon the white lily.
(Bot.), a plant of the genus Narcissus
(Paleon.), a fossil encrinite, esp.
. See Encrinite
(Bot.), a plant of the genus Hyacinthus
, a kind of harpoon with a detachable head of
peculiar shape, used in capturing swordfish.
Lily of the valley
(Bot.), a low perennial herb
), having a raceme of nodding,
fragrant, white flowers.
, the large floating leaf of the water lily. [U.
(Bot.), Lilium tigrinum
, the sepals of which
are blotched with black.
(Bot.) Lilium Martagon
, a red lily with
recurved sepals; also, the similar American lily, Lilium superbum
(Bot.), the Nymph[ae]a
, a plant with floating
roundish leaves, and large flowers having many petals,
usually white, but sometimes pink, red, blue, or yellow.
[See Illust. of Nymph[ae]a
, n. [OE. tigre, F. tigre, L. tigris, Gr. ti`gris;
probably of Persian origin; cf. Zend tighra pointed, tighri
an arrow, Per. t[=i]r; perhaps akin to E. stick, v. t.; --
probably so named from its quickness.]
1. A very large and powerful carnivore (Felis tigris
native of Southern Asia and the East Indies. Its back and
sides are tawny or rufous yellow, transversely striped
with black, the tail is ringed with black, the throat and
belly are nearly white. When full grown, it equals or
exceeds the lion in size and strength. Called also royal tiger
, and Bengal tiger
2. Fig.: A ferocious, bloodthirsty person.
As for heinous tiger, Tamora. --Shak.
3. A servant in livery, who rides with his master or
4. A kind of growl or screech, after cheering; as, three
cheers and a tiger. [Colloq. U. S.]
5. A pneumatic box or pan used in refining sugar.
(a) The puma.
(b) The jaguar.
(Zo["o]l.), a handsome striped and spotted
carnivore (Felis macrocelis
or Felis marmorata
of the East Indies and Southern Asia. Its body is about
three and a half feet long, and its tail about three feet
long. Its ground color is brownish gray, and the dark
markings are irregular stripes, spots, and rings, but
there are always two dark bands on the face, one extending
back from the eye, and one from the angle of the mouth.
Called also tortoise-shell tiger
(Zo["o]l.), the jaguar.
(Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
active carnivorous beetles of the family Cicindelid[ae]
They usually inhabit dry or sandy places, and fly rapidly.
. (Zo["o]l.) See Sun bittern
, under Sun
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of wild
cats of moderate size with dark transverse bars or stripes
somewhat resembling those of the tiger.
(Bot.), an iridaceous plant of the genus
(as Tigridia conchiflora
, Tigridia grandiflora
, etc.) having showy flowers, spotted or
streaked somewhat like the skin of a tiger.
(Bot.), a low East Indian fan palm
). It is used in many ways by
the natives. --J. Smith (Dict. Econ. Plants).
. (Bot.) See under Lily
(Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of moths
of the family Arctiad[ae]
which are striped or barred
with black and white or with other conspicuous colors. The
larv[ae] are called woolly bears
(Zo["o]l.), a voracious shark (Galeocerdo tigrinus
syn. Galeocerdo maculatus
) more or less barred
or spotted with yellow. It is found in both the Atlantic
and Indian Ocean. Called also zebra shark
(Zo["o]l.), a large and conspicuously spotted
cowrie (Cypr[ae]a tigris
); -- so called from its fancied
resemblance to a tiger in color and markings. Called also
(Zo["o]l.), either of two very venomous snakes
of Tasmania and Australia, Notechis scutatis
, which grow up to 5 feet in length.
(Zo["o]l.), the spotted hyena (Hy[ae]na crocuta
, the variegated heartwood of a tree
) found in Guiana.