Liliaceous Lil`i*a"ceous (l[i^]l`[i^]*[=a]"sh[u^]s), a. [L. liliaceus, fr. lilium lily. See {Lily}.] (Bot.) (a) Of or pertaining to a natural order of which the lily, tulip, and hyacinth are well-known examples. (b) Like the blossom of a lily in general form. [1913 Webster]

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  • liliaceous — /lil ee ay sheuhs/, adj. 1. of or like the lily. 2. belonging to the plant family Liliaceae. Cf. lily family. [1725 35; < LL liliaceus. See LILY, ACEOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • liliaceous — adjective of the Liliaceae family, which contains the lily, tulip and hyacinth …   Wiktionary

  • liliaceous — adj. of or pertaining to the lily family …   English contemporary dictionary

  • liliaceous — [ˌlɪlɪ eɪʃəs] adjective Botany relating to or denoting plants of the lily family (Liliaceae) …   English new terms dictionary

  • liliaceous — lil·i·a·ceous …   English syllables

  • liliaceous — lil•i•a•ceous [[t]ˌlɪl iˈeɪ ʃəs[/t]] adj. 1) pln of or like the lily 2) pln belonging to the lily family • Etymology: 1725–35; < LL līliāceus. See lily, aceous …   From formal English to slang

  • liliaceous — /lɪliˈeɪʃəs/ (say lilee ayshuhs) adjective 1. of or like the lily. 2. belonging to the Liliaceae, or lily family of plants. {Late Latin līliāceus, from Latin līlium lily} …   Australian English dictionary

  • liliaceous — adj. 1 of or relating to the family Liliaceae of plants with elongated leaves growing from a corm, bulb, or rhizome, e.g. tulip, lily, or onion. 2 lily like. Etymology: LL liliaceus f. L lilium lily …   Useful english dictionary

  • liliaceous plant — noun plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber • Hypernyms: ↑bulbous plant • Hyponyms: ↑lily, ↑agapanthus, ↑lily of the Nile, ↑albuca, ↑colicroot, ↑colic root, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • False Solomon's seal — Solomon Sol o*mon, n. One of the kings of Israel, noted for his superior wisdom and magnificent reign; hence, a very wise man. {Sol o*mon ic}, a. [1913 Webster] {Solomon s seal} (Bot.), a perennial liliaceous plant of the genus {Polygonatum},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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