Definition of madonna lily in English:

madonna lily

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noun

  • A tall white-flowered lily of the eastern Mediterranean, often depicted in paintings of the Madonna.
    • Lilium candidum, family Liliaceae
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    • Lilium candidum, the madonna lily is the oldest known lily, and was most likely the first flower to have been used as a cut flower.
    • The Madonna Lily, when it is immune from disease, to which it is very prone, has a vigorous constitution, being so hardy that frost does not injure it.
    • I'm of European origin, and one thing I can say is that the Madonna lily is extremely common there, barely a garden without it.

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