['lɪlɪ] or ['lɪli]


(noun.) any liliaceous plant of the genus Lilium having showy pendulous flowers.

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(n.) A plant and flower of the genus Lilium, endogenous bulbous plants, having a regular perianth of six colored pieces, six stamens, and a superior three-celled ovary.

(n.) A name given to handsome flowering plants of several genera, having some resemblance in color or form to a true lily, as Pancratium, Crinum, Amaryllis, Nerine, etc.

(n.) That end of a compass needle which should point to the north; -- so called as often ornamented with the figure of a lily or fleur-de-lis.

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n. a bulbous plant with showy and fragrant flowers.—adj. resembling a lily: pure.—adjs. Liliā′ceous pertaining to lilies; Lil′ied adorned with lilies: resembling lilies.—n. Lil′y-en′crinite same as Stone-lily (see Encrinite).—adj. Lil′y-hand′ed having hands white as the lily.—n. Lil′y-hy′acinth a bulbous perennial plant with blue flowers.—adjs. Lil′y-liv′ered white-livered: cowardly; Lil′y-white white as the lily.—Lily of the valley a very beautiful flower of the lily genus.

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To dream of a lily, denotes much chastisement through illness and death. To see lilies growing with their rich foliage, denotes early marriage to the young and subsequent separation through death. To see little children among the flowers, indicates sickness and fragile constitutions to these little ones. For a young woman to dream of admiring, or gathering, lilies, denotes much sadness coupled with joy, as the one she loves will have great physical suffering, if not an early dissolution. If she sees them withered, sorrow is even nearer than she could have suspected. To dream that you breathe the fragrance of lilies, denotes that sorrow will purify and enhance your mental qualities.

To dream of a water lily, or to see them growing, foretells there will be a close commingling of prosperity and sorrow or bereavement.

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