• WordNet 3.6
    • n Convallaria sometimes placed in family Convallariaceae: lily of the valley
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Convallaria (Bot. & Med) The lily of the valley.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n convallaria A genus of plants, of the natural order Liliaceæ. The only species in the genus is C. majalis, the lily-of-the valley, a perennial stemless herb, with a creeping rootstock, two or three leaves, and a many-flowered raceme of white, drooping, bell-shaped, fragrant flowers. It blossoms in May, grows in woods and on heaths throughout Europe and northern Asia, and is also found native in the Alleghanies. It is a favorite in cultivation, and several varieties have been produced.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Convallaria kon-va-lā′ri-a a genus of Liliaceæ, its only species the Lily-of-the-valley.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., from L. convallis, a valley; con-, + vallis, valley
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. convallis, a sheltered valley.


In literature:

Convallaria majalis, in Virginia.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
At 6,800 feet, Quercus ferruginea commences, on rocks here Stemodium ruderalis, Santonica of Panga, etc., Convallaria cirrhosa.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray