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 for Lilium candidum
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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, six stamens, and a superior
        three-celled ovary.
        [1913 Webster]
     Note: There are nearly fifty species, all found in the North
           Temperate zone. Lilium candidum and Lilium
           longiflorum are the common white lilies of gardens;
           Lilium Philadelphicum is the wild red lily of the
           Atlantic States. Lilium Chalcedonicum is supposed to
           be the "lily of the field" in our Lord's parable;
           Lilium auratum is the great gold-banded lily of
           [1913 Webster]
     2. (Bot.) A name given to handsome flowering plants of
        several genera, having some resemblance in color or form
        to a true lily, as Pancratium, Crinum, Amaryllis,
        Nerine, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. That end of a compass needle which should point to the
        north; -- so called as often ornamented with the figure of
        a lily or fleur-de-lis.
        [1913 Webster]
              But sailing further, it veers its lily to the west.
                                                    --Sir T.
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     4. (Auction Bridge) A royal spade; -- usually in pl. See
        Royal spade, below.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     African lily (Bot.), the blue-flowered Agapanthus
     Atamasco lily (Bot.), a plant of the genus Zephyranthes
        ({Zephyranthes Atamasco), having a white and pink
        funnelform perianth, with six petal-like divisions
        resembling those of a lily. --Gray.
     Blackberry lily (Bot.), the Pardanthus Chinensis, the
        black seeds of which form a dense mass like a blackberry.
     Bourbon lily (Bot.), Lilium candidum. See Illust.
     Butterfly lily. (Bot.) Same as Mariposa lily, in the
     Lily beetle (Zool.), a European beetle ({Crioceris
        merdigera) which feeds upon the white lily.
     Lily daffodil (Bot.), a plant of the genus Narcissus, and
        its flower.
     Lily encrinite (Paleon.), a fossil encrinite, esp.
        Encrinus liliiformis. See Encrinite.
     Lily hyacinth (Bot.), a plant of the genus Hyacinthus.
     Lily iron, a kind of harpoon with a detachable head of
        peculiar shape, used in capturing swordfish.
     Lily of the valley (Bot.), a low perennial herb
        ({Convallaria majalis), having a raceme of nodding,
        fragrant, white flowers.
     Lily pad, the large floating leaf of the water lily. [U.
        S.] --Lowell.
     Tiger lily (Bot.), Lilium tigrinum, the sepals of which
        are blotched with black.
     Turk's-cap lily (Bot.) Lilium Martagon, a red lily with
        recurved sepals; also, the similar American lily, Lilium
     Water lily (Bot.), the Nymph[ae]a, a plant with floating
        roundish leaves, and large flowers having many petals,
        usually white, but sometimes pink, red, blue, or yellow.
        [See Illust. of Nymph[ae]a.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  madonna lily \madonna lily\ n. (Bot.)
     A lily ({Lilium candidum) of the Eastern Mediterranean and
     Balkans with broad funnel-shaped white flowers.
     Syn: white lily, Annunciation lily, Lent lily, Lilium
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Annunciation lily \An*nun`ci*a"tion lil"y\ (Bot.)
     The common white lily ({Lilium candidum). So called because
     it is usually introduced by painters in pictures of the
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Easter lily \Eas"ter lil`y\ (Bot.)
     Any one of various lilies or lilylike flowers which bloom
     about Easter; specif.:
     (a) The common white lily ({Lilium candidum), called also
         Annunciation lily.
     (b) The larger white lily ({Lilium longiflorum eximium, syn.
         L. Harrisii) called also Bermuda lily.
     (c) The daffodil ({Narcissus Pseudo-Narcissus).
     (d) The Atamasco lily.
         [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Lilium candidum
      n 1: lily of eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans with broad
           funnel-shaped white flowers [syn: Madonna lily, white
           lily, Annunciation lily, Lent lily, Lilium candidum]

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