Definition of martagon lily in English:

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martagon lily

Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːtəɡ(ə)n/


A Eurasian lily that has small purple flowers said to resemble turbans. Also called Turk's cap lily.
  • Lilium martagon, family Liliaceae.
Example sentences
  • For later, there are martagon lilies and Lancifolium, and in the autumn Cyclamen hederifolium cannot be bettered in flower and leaf.
  • The Martagon Lily offers a candelabrum of up to 25 blooms.
  • In damp places, look out for the beautiful tall, pink Martagon lily with its maroon spots.


Late Middle English (as mortagon): from medieval Latin martagon, of uncertain origin; cf. Ottoman Turkish martagān, denoting a kind of turban.

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