lily of the valley
Date: 1563 a low perennial herb (Convallaria majalis) of the lily family that has usually two large oblong lanceolate leaves and a raceme of fragrant nodding bell-shaped white flowers

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(Convallaria majalis)


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  • Lily of the valley — Lily Lil y (l[i^]l [y^]), n.; pl. {Lilies} (l[i^]l [i^]z). [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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • lily of the valley — lily of the val·ley lil ē əv thə val ē n, pl lil·ies of the valley 1) an erect low growing perennial herb of the genus Convallaria (C. majalis) that has two large oblong lanceolate leaves and a raceme of fragrant nodding bell shaped white flowers …   Medical dictionary

  • lily of the valley — n. pl. lilies of the valley [transl. of LL(Ec) lilium convallium in S. of Sol. 2:1 (Vulg)] a perennial plant (Convallaria majalis) of the lily family, that grows in the shade and has a single pair of basal, oblong leaves and a single leafless… …   English World dictionary

  • lily of the valley — ► NOUN ▪ a plant of the lily family, with broad leaves and small white bell shaped flowers …   English terms dictionary

  • lily of the valley — n a plant with several small white bell shaped flowers …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lily of the valley — noun count a plant with small white flowers that are shaped like bells and have a pleasant smell …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Lily of the Valley — For other uses, see Lily of the Valley (disambiguation). Convallaria majalis Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • lily of the valley — pl. lilies of the valley. a plant, Convallaria majalis, having an elongated cluster of small, drooping, bell shaped, fragrant white flowers. [1555 65] * * * Fragrant perennial herb and sole species (Convallaria majalis) of the genus Convallaria… …   Universalium

  • lily of the valley — noun low growing perennial plant having usually two large oblong lanceolate leaves and a raceme of small fragrant nodding bell shaped flowers followed by scarlet berries • Syn: ↑May lily, ↑Convallaria majalis • Hypernyms: ↑liliaceous plant •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lily of the valley — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms lily of the valley : singular lily of the valley plural lily of the valleys or lilies of the valley a plant with small white flowers that are shaped like bells and have a pleasant smell …   English dictionary

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