tiger lily
noun Date: 1824 a common Asian garden lily (Lilium lancifolium syn. L. tigrinum) that has nodding orange-colored flowers densely spotted with black and alternate leaves with black bulblets in the leaf axils; also any of various lilies with similar flowers

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  • Tiger lily — Tiger Ti ger, n. [OE. tigre, F. tigre, L. tigris, Gr. ti gris; probably of Persian origin; cf. Zend tighra pointed, tighri an arrow, Per. t[=i]r; perhaps akin to E. stick, v. t.; probably so named from its quickness.] 1. A very large and powerful …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tiger lily — 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

  • tiger lily — ► NOUN ▪ a tall Asian lily which has orange flowers spotted with black or purple …   English terms dictionary

  • tiger lily — n. 1. a lily (Lilium tigrinum) having orange flowers with purplish black spots 2. any of several kinds of lilies resembling this flower …   English World dictionary

  • tiger lily — tiger ,lily noun count a large orange flower with black spots …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tiger lily — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms tiger lily : singular tiger lily plural tiger lilies a large orange flower with black spots …   English dictionary

  • tiger lily — Asian lily with dark purple or brown spotted orange or red flowers; any lily that looks like the Asian tiger lily …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tiger lily — raiboji lelija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Lelijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Lilium lancifolium), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Lilium lancifolium angl. devil lily; easter lily; kentan; martagon; tiger lily… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • tiger lily — noun 1. east Asian perennial having large reddish orange black spotted flowers with reflexed petals • Syn: ↑devil lily, ↑kentan, ↑Lilium lancifolium • Hypernyms: ↑lily 2. lily of southeastern United States having cup shaped flowers with deep… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tiger lily — 1. a lily, Lilium lancifolium (or tigrinum), having dull orange flowers spotted with black and small bulbs or bulbils in the axils of the leaves. 2. any lily, esp. L. pardalinum, of similar coloration. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

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