sand lily
noun Date: circa 1900 a western United States low-growing spring herb (Leucocrinum montanum) of the lily family with narrow linear leaves and fragrant white salverform flowers

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sand lily — ☆ sand lily n. a perennial spring plant (Leucocrinum montanum) of the lily family, native to the W U.S. and having grasslike leaves and umbels of white star shaped flowers …   English World dictionary

  • sand lily — noun : a spring herb (Leucocrinum montanum) native to western No. America and used as an ornamental with narrow linear leaves and fragrant salver shaped flowers * * * a small, stemless lily, Leucocrinum montanum, of the western U.S., having white …   Useful english dictionary

  • sand lily — sand′ lil′y n. pln a small, stemless lily, Leucocrinum montanum, of the western U.S., having white, fragrant flowers • Etymology: 1905–10, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • sand lily — a small, stemless lily, Leucocrinum montanum, of the western U.S., having white, fragrant flowers. [1905 10, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • sand lily — /ˈsænd lɪli/ (say sand lilee) noun a perennial herb, Corynotheca micrantha, with white, pink, purple, or cream flowers; found in sandy soils in WA …   Australian English dictionary

  • sand-lily — type of flower, wild flower from the narcissus family …   English contemporary dictionary

  • star lily — noun : sand lily * * * a lily, Lilium concolor, of China, having erect, somewhat fragrant, bright red flowers. * * * star lily, = sand lily. (Cf. ↑sand lily) …   Useful english dictionary

  • mountain lily — noun 1. Japanese lily with golden rays • Syn: ↑Lilium auratum • Hypernyms: ↑lily • Member Holonyms: ↑Lilium, ↑genus Lilium 2. showy white flowered perennial of New Zealand …   Useful english dictionary

  • prairie lily. — See sand lily. [1905 10, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • prairie lily. — See sand lily. [1905 10, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

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