Definition of madonna lily in English:

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madonna lily

Pronunciation: /məˈdänə ˈˌlilē/


A tall white-flowered lily with golden pollen. Native to Asia Minor, it is traditionally associated with purity and is often depicted in paintings of the Madonna.
  • Lilium candidum, family Liliaceae.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: ma·don·na lil·y

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