• WordNet 3.6
    • n Hemerocallis east Asian rhizomatous clump-forming perennial herbs having flowers on long leafless stalks; cosmopolitan in cultivation: day lilies; sometimes placed in subfamily Hemerocallidaceae
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hemerocallis (Bot) A genus of plants, some species of which are cultivated for their beautiful flowers; day lily.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hemerocallis A genus of monocotyledonous plants, of the natural order Liliaceæ, tribe Hemerocalleæ, chiefly distinguished by its erect flowers, and by having the tube of the funnelshaped perianth shorter than the spreading lobes, and the 6 stamens inserted in the throat of the tube. The genus embraces 5 species of perennial herbs, natives of central Europe and temperate Asia, with large erect flowers in a panicle at the summit of the leafless scape, and long, narrow, radical leaves. H. fulva, with tawny-red flowers, is the common day-lily of the gardens.
    • n hemerocallis A plant of this genus.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. ; day + ka`llos beauty


In literature:

Another very poor combination that is in my garden, much to my sorrow, is hemerocallis and siberica iris.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
Day Lily is a name applied also to species of Hemerocallis, which are yellow-flowered lilies.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn

In news:

Southwestern Illinois Hemerocallis Society Daylily Meeting.
Wild daylilies ( Hemerocallis fulva ) don't need division.
Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:24:28 CDT The Southwestern Illinois Hemerocallis Society will meet on October 5th in the community room at Bethalto Village Hall beginning at 7pm.
The Albany Hemerocallis Society, also known as the Albany Daylily Society, assumes responsibility for educating the public on the improvement and growth of the daylily.
Identifying and eating daylily (Hemerocallis fulva) has been on our plants-to-eat list for a long time.
Per­haps no other peren­nial has as many diverse color selec­tions as that of Heme­ro­cal­lis, or daylily.