leper lily

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n leper lily Eurasian checkered lily with pendant flowers usually veined and checkered with purple or maroon on a pale ground and shaped like the bells carried by lepers in medieval times; widely grown as an ornamental
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Usage

In literature:

And all this, the perfect bloom of womanhood, this lily in a leper settlement, had been his.
"Scarlet and Hyssop" by E. F. Benson
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