day lily
day lily day" lil`y, daylily day"lil`y(l[i^]l`[y^]). (Bot.) (a) any plant of a genus of plants ({Hemerocallis}) closely resembling true lilies, but having tuberous rootstocks instead of bulbs. The common species have long narrow leaves and either yellow or tawny-orange flowers, which often bloom for only one day. (b) A genus of plants ({Funkia}) differing from the last in having ovate veiny leaves, and large white or blue flowers. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • day lily — n. 1. any of a genus (Hemerocallis) of plants of the lily family, with showy, trumpet shaped flowers, usually opening for a single day 2. PLANTAIN LILY * * * ▪ plant  any plant of the genus Hemerocallis …   Universalium

  • day lily — n. 1. any of a genus (Hemerocallis) of plants of the lily family, with showy, trumpet shaped flowers, usually opening for a single day 2. PLANTAIN LILY …   English World dictionary

  • day lily — noun 1. any of numerous perennials having mounds of sumptuous broad ribbed leaves and clusters of white, blue, or lilac flowers; used as ground cover • Syn: ↑plantain lily • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Hosta, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • day lily — melsvė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Melsvinių (Hostaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Hosta). atitikmenys: lot. Hosta angl. day lily; plantain lily vok. Funkie; Herzlilie rus. лилейник; функия; хоста lenk. funkia …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • day lily — n. daylily, type of lily that produces colorful flowers that last only one day before wilting …   English contemporary dictionary

  • day lily — noun a lily which bears large yellow, red, or orange flowers, each lasting only one day. [Genus Hemerocallis.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • day lily — /ˈdeɪ lɪli/ (say day lilee) noun 1. any plant of the genus Hemerocallis, with yellow or orange flowers which commonly last only for a day. 2. the flower of this plant …   Australian English dictionary

  • day·lily — /ˈdeıˌlıli/ noun, pl lilies [count] : a kind of plant that has long thin leaves and usually yellow or orange flowers that bloom for a short time …   Useful english dictionary

  • day-lily — …   Useful english dictionary

  • fulvous day-lily — rusvoji viendienė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Viendieninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Hemerocallis fulva), paplitęs Azijoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai). atitikmenys: lot. Hemerocallis fulva… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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