day lily

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n day lily any of numerous perennials having tuberous roots and long narrow bladelike leaves and usually yellow lily-like flowers that bloom for only a day
    • n day lily any of numerous perennials having mounds of sumptuous broad ribbed leaves and clusters of white, blue, or lilac flowers; used as ground cover
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • day lily (Bot) any plant of a genus of plants (Hemerocallis) closely resembling true lilies, but having tuberous rootstocks instead of bulbs. The common species have long narrow leaves and either yellow or tawny-orange flowers, which often bloom for only one day.
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Usage

In literature:

The second day Lily did not come to the limekiln.
"The Indian On The Trail" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
I love the custom of the lily-planting and the day the lilies bloom.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
Jim was very toploftical to Miss Lily for several days.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Long, long ago One read that lore in love, and the lilies of the field but give it back to us to-day.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2 No 4, October, 1862" by Various
Till that day the little town had attributed to Maurice hopelessness, to Lily simply friendship for a sad young man.
"Tongues of Conscience" by Robert Smythe Hichens
It was when they began to paint the lily, in the days of pretty corruption, that the whole matter of dyeing changed.
"The Tapestry Book" by Helen Churchill Candee
Meanwhile Fleurette had her nourishing food, and grew more like the ghost of a lily every day.
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke
Some day me an' Lily sho' make a trip wid you.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
And what would Lily do all day?
"The Bill-Toppers" by Andre Castaigne
One golden day succeeded another, and Silvia changed from a lily to a rose with marvellous rapidity.
"Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878" by Various
I did so to-day, and I saw a long yellow lily lying stretched out on the sofa.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
The lilies have had their day.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
One bright February day the Beaver and his wife left their lodge to look for lily-roots.
"Forest Neighbors" by William Davenport Hulbert
The next morning the flowers lay fresh and fair upon the window-sill, and for days the frost-lilies were always blooming.
"Soap-Bubble Stories" by Fanny Barry
Lily made skips going along to school every day.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. V, August, 1878, No 10." by Various
Does he know how that day among the water lilies haunts my memory?
"Mabel's Mistake" by Ann S. Stephens
Later in the day she stood at the door of the white mansion, holding her precious lilies.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 39, No. 03, March, 1885" by Various
Every day that he saw Lily she learned his nature by the contrast Barclay offered; she also learned to doubt herself.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 8" by Various
But it was plain as day to anybody but Beau that Bruce and Lili were a big thing and the last to be disturbed.
"The Big Time" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
I did so this very day, and saw a long yellow lily lying on the sofa.
"Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
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In poetry:

O Lily of St Leonards!
And I was mad to roam—
She died with loving words for me
Three days ere I came home.
"The Lily of St Leonards" by Henry Lawson
Perhaps a lily, or a rose,
That shares the morning's ray,
May to the waking swain disclose
The regent of the day.
"Valentine's Day" by William Shenstone
And all the proud, white lilies
Turned their faces away,
And nobody plucked that lily,
And day, and night, and day
"A Stained Lily" by Madge Morris Wagner
Thy dress was like the lilies,
And thy heart as pure as they:
One of God's holy messengers
Did walk with me that day.
"A Gleam Of Sunshine" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
But when summer died last year
Rose and lily died with her;
Shamrock stayeth every day,
Be the winds or gold or grey.
"Shamrock Song" by Katharine Tynan
Ye limners of the ancient saint!
To-day another virgin paint;
Where with the lily once she stood
Show now the new beatitude.
"Cedar Mountain" by Annie Adams Fields

In news:

Day Lily in My Garden.
Day Lily and Thieving Squirrel.
Casimir Ulatowski, Abigail Natoli, Lily French, Lucas Caesar and Gwynneth Kwasnik hone their crafting skills Wednesday at Holy Family School in Norwich in anticipation of Valentine's Day.
Danny Rhodes looks over his day lilies.
Ten years ago Danny Rhodes of Manila would have laughed if anyone had told him he would someday be growing, researching, and hybridizing day lilies.
A Rotterdam zoo hosted a day for babies to model on the water lilies.
The Daily News reports that a 9-year-old boy has died from a rare brain infection two days after swimming in Minnesota's Lily Lake.
A woman walks through lilies on a stand during press day at the Chelsea Flower Show in London.
You can plant Hasta, Day Lilies.
Three days after swapping vows with her business owner boyfriend Sam Cooper, singer Lily Allen is officially settling into married life.
The campaign starts with "First Law," touting Obama's decision to sign the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act on his first day in office.
Rose-Tu's 10-day-old calf is Lily , but the zoo says she's no wallflower.
PORTLAND — Rose-Tu's 10-day-old baby has a name: Lily .
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS Celie Turner enjoys the day lilies planted where they can be seen when visitors come in the driveway.
Festival-goers also enjoyed Zenaida's way with such dishes as Day Lily Soup, Wild Greens Salad with Edible Flowers, Yaupon Coffee, Pickled Purslane, Herb Bread, Herbal Iced Tea, and Cilantro Pesto.
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