Madonna lily

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Madonna lily lily of eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans with broad funnel-shaped white flowers
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Usage

In literature:

Through the open door, stealthily, came the scent of madonna lilies, almost as if it were prowling abroad.
"Sons and Lovers" by David Herbert Lawrence
She was bending at the moment to cut a tall Madonna lily from a sheaf that grew close to the path.
"The Odds" by Ethel M. Dell
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
In the middle of the bed the Madonna lilies, and belladona delphinium had covered the ground with green.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
The most elaborate of all boasted a clump of Madonna lilies, and a red rose.
"The War Service of the 1/4 Royal Berkshire Regiment (T. F.)" by Charles Robert Mowbray Fraser Cruttwell
The madonna lilies promised well.
"The New Gulliver and Other Stories" by Barry Pain
The Madonna amidst her lilies and roses appeared absolutely ridiculous.
"Regina or the Sins of the Fathers" by Hermann Sudermann
MADONNA LILY (64) FRITILLARIA IMPERIALIS, VARS.
"Beautiful Bulbous Plants" by John Weathers
The Madonna has ever been the lily dearest to my heart.
"A Garden with House Attached" by Sarah Warner Brooks
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