Definition of lily of the valley in English:

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lily of the valley

Pronunciation: /ˈlilē əv T͟Hə ˈvalē/

noun

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A widely cultivated European plant of the lily family, with broad leaves and arching stems of fragrant, bell-shaped white flowers.
  • Convallaria majalis, family Liliaceae.
Example sentences
  • Lady Tamara carried a bouquet of garden roses in white and pale cream, white jasmine stephanotis and lily of the valley with myrtle leaves.
  • A folktale tells the story of a lily of the valley, a fragrant spring flower.
  • In shady parts of the garden, lily of the valley, woodruff, bluebells and variegated honesty are in flower.

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Syllabification: lil·y of the val·ley

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