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day lily Explained

day lily at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any plant of the genus Hemerocallis, in the lily family, consisting of about 15 species of perennial herbaceous plants distributed from central Europe to E Asia. Members have long-stalked clusters of funnel- or bell-shaped flowers that range in color from yellow to red and are each short-lived (hence "day" lily). Day lilies also have fleshy roots and narrow, sword-shaped leaves that are grouped at the base of the plant. The fruit is a capsule. Some species are cultivated as ornamentals or for their edible flowers and buds.

Day lily at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Day lily \Day" lil`y\ (l[i^]l`[y^]). (Bot.)
(a) A genus of plants ({Hemerocallis}) closely resembling
true lilies, but having tuberous rootstocks instead of
bulbs. The common species have long narrow leaves and
either yellow or tawny-orange flowers.
(b) A genus of plants ({Funkia}) differing from the last
in having ovate veiny leaves, and large white or blue

day lily at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

day lily
n 1: any of numerous perennials having mounds of sumptuous broad
ribbed leaves and clusters of white, blue, or lilac
flowers; used as ground cover [syn: {plantain lily}]
2: any of numerous perennials having tuberous roots and long
narrow bladelike leaves and usually yellow lilylike
flowers that bloom for only a day [syn: {daylily}]

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