Lent lily

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Lent lily lily of eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans with broad funnel-shaped white flowers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lent lily (Bot) the daffodil; -- so named from its blossoming in spring.
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Usage

In literature:

O tall Lent-lilies flame!
"The Home Book of Verse, Vol. 2 (of 4)" by Various
The flowers here are just like England, primroses and violets and Lent lilies, but I'm sure the trees are further out at home.
"My War Experiences in Two Continents" by Sarah Macnaughtan
I got some Lent lilies in Rouen, and have some celandines growing in moss, so it looks like spring in my bunk.
"Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915" by Anonymous
She carried some yellow flowers at her girdle; they were Lent lilies, as I believe.
"Marjorie" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
O tall Lent-lilies, flame!
"Victorian Songs" by Various
Lent lilies, or daffodils, 259.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
It belongs to the Lent Lily group botanically.
"Beautiful Bulbous Plants" by John Weathers
Hilda had yesterday brought in a sumptuous handful of Lent lilies from the woods, lighting up the room like a flash of condensed sunlight.
"The Tree of Knowledge" by Mrs. Baillie Reynolds
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In poetry:

I trample on the snowdrops, it gives me pleasure to tread down the jonquils,
to destroy the chill Lent lilies;
for I am sick of them, their faint-bloodedness,
slow-blooded, icy-fleshed, portentous.
"Craving For Spring" by D H Lawrence