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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Lilium type genus of Liliaceae
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lilium A genus of plants of the order Liliaceæ, belonging to the tribe Tulipeæ, distinguished from the related genera by the versatile anthers. The flowers are either erect or nodding, and have as a rule a funnel-shaped perianth of six segments, with six stamens and a three-lobed stigma. There are about 45 species, found in the northern temperate regions of the world. They all have scaly bulbs, some of which are edible, as those of L. Martagon, eaten by the Cossacks, and those of L. tigrinum (the tiger-lily) and others in China and Japan. Their chief value, however, lies in the beauty of their flowers. For the species, see lily.
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In literature:

Liliums, now, I could grow them in masses from June to October.
"The Shuttle" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
At 6,500 feet Smilax ruscoides, Senecio scandens, Lilium giganteum.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Magnificent as =Lilium auratum= and =L.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
LILIUM luteum, asphodeli radice.
"The Botanical Magazine, Vol. I" by William Curtis
First comes the orange lilium elegans, then scarlet lychnis and later, tiger lilies.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
"The Mayflower, January, 1905" by Various
The Liliums are a large and interesting group of bulbous plants.
"Beautiful Bulbous Plants" by John Weathers
Anthers as in Lilium, but introrse.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
It is a bed of Lilium auratum, with the dark Heliotrope growing in between.
"A Year in a Lancashire Garden" by Henry Arthur Bright
I have a single plant of the tall Nankin-colored Lily, variously named (Lilium Excelsum, Testacum, Isabellinum).
"A Garden with House Attached" by Sarah Warner Brooks
When cultivated in greenhouses liliums are subject to attack from aphides (green fly) in the early stages of growth.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6" by Various

In news:

Wittmann, an associate at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, holds a lilium philadelphicum specimen in the museum's herbarium on the Boulder campus.
I was very excited to hear today that local band Lilium is releasing new material.
Lilium martagon, Turk's cap lily.
Lilium martagon has medium-pink petals with black speckles and blooms from July to August.
Lilium martagon, Turk's cap lily.
Lilium martagon has medium-pink petals with black speckles and blooms from July to August.
Lilium martagon, Turk's cap lily.
Wood lily (Lilium philadelphicum) has bright orange-red petals with deep purple splotches.