Annunciation lily

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Annunciation lily lily of eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans with broad funnel-shaped white flowers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Annunciation lily (Bot) The common white lily (Lilium candidum). So called because it is usually introduced by painters in pictures of the Annunciation.
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Usage

In literature:

In the early days of the second winter came the Angel of the Annunciation, bearing a white lily to Draxy.
"Saxe Holm's Stories" by Helen Hunt Jackson
These black flowers held great bunches of the Annunciation lily, sacred to the Virgin through all the ages.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 11, No. 22, January, 1873" by Various
Opposite to Michael, Gabriel flies towards the Madonna, having in his hand the Annunciation lily, large and triple-blossomed.
"Great Pictures, As Seen and Described by Famous Writers"
Thus a photograph of a Madonna might have the annunciation-lilies and passion-flowers on the gold ground.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, Nov 1877-Nov 1878" by Various
It is a lily, as white and as fragrant as the Lily of the Annunciation, but much smaller.
"Last Words" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
On another flag was the Annunciation, the Virgin holding a lily, and the angel coming to her.
"The Red True Story Book" by Various
On the pennon was wrought the Annunciation, the angel with a lily kneeling to the Blessed Virgin.
"Joan of Arc" by Lucy Foster Madison
The border of the picture of the Annunciation is made with a tall lily growing from an ornamental vase at the side.
"Lessons in the Art of Illuminating" by W. J. Loftie
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