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Definition: water lily
n : an aquatic plant of the family Nymphaeaceae
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Definition: Water 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
Water lily \Wa"ter lil`y\
A blossom or plant of any species of the genus Nymph[ae]a,
distinguished for its large floating leaves and beautiful
flowers. See Nymph[ae]a
Note: The name is extended to various plants of other related
genera, as Nuphar
. See Euryale
, and Victoria