ETYM as. lilie, Latin lilium, Greek leirion. Related to Flower-de-luce, fleur-de-lys.
Any liliaceous plant of the genus Lilium having showy pendulous flowers.
Plant of the genus Lilium, family Liliaceae, of which there are some 80 species, most with showy, trumpet-shaped flowers growing from bulbs. The lily family includes hyacinths, tulips, asparagus, and plants of the onion genus. The term “lily” is also applied to many lilylike plants of allied genera and families.