swamp lily

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n swamp lily North American herbaceous perennial of wet places having slender curled racemes of small white flowers
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Usage

In literature:

I was gathering swamp lilies all alone, a mile below the bend of the creek, and he came upon me suddenly.
"A First Family of Tasajara" by Bret Harte
Straw lily Straw-color Cold swamps; Me.
"Harper's Young People, May 18, 1880" by Various
Directly in front of the house was a watery slough, around and in which cattails, lily pads and other swamp vegetation grew in lush profusion.
"Swamp Cat" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
There is little living vegetation in these swamps, an occasional water lily being almost the only plant present.
"Notes on the Mammals of Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties, Michigan, 1920" by L. R. Dice
Near by was a clover-field ruddy with blossoms, and broken with clumps and ridges of golden butter-cups and swamp lilies.
"Fashion and Famine" by Ann S. Stephens
The taro is the root of a plant like a lily, which grows in swamps.
"Seven Legs Across the Seas" by Samuel Murray
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