day lily

noun
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
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Hosta, ↑genus Hosta, ↑Funka, ↑genus Funka
2. any of numerous perennials having tuberous roots and long narrow bladelike leaves and usually yellow lily-like flowers that bloom for only a day
Syn: ↑daylily
Hypernyms: ↑liliaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Hemerocallis, ↑genus Hemerocallis

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noun
Etymology: so called from the fact that each blooms for only one day
1.
a. : a plant of the genus Hemerocallis being native to Europe and Asia but cosmopolitan in cultivation and as escapes, having complex tuberous roots and long narrow basal leaves, and bearing short-lived flowers that resemble lilies and are yellow or tawny orange in the wild but under cultivation have developed pinkish and mahogany to purplish forms
b. : the flower of a day lily

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day lily noun
A plant (genus Hemerocallis) whose blossoms last only for a day
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Main Entry:day

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day lily,
1. any one of a genus of plants of the lily family, bearing clusters of large yellow, orange, or sometimes red flowers that last about a day.
2. = plantain lily. (Cf.plantain lily)
3. the flower of any one of these plants.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • day lily — n. 1. any of a genus (Hemerocallis) of plants of the lily family, with showy, trumpet shaped flowers, usually opening for a single day 2. PLANTAIN LILY …   English World dictionary

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  • day lily — n. daylily, type of lily that produces colorful flowers that last only one day before wilting …   English contemporary dictionary

  • day lily — noun a lily which bears large yellow, red, or orange flowers, each lasting only one day. [Genus Hemerocallis.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • day lily — /ˈdeɪ lɪli/ (say day lilee) noun 1. any plant of the genus Hemerocallis, with yellow or orange flowers which commonly last only for a day. 2. the flower of this plant …   Australian English dictionary

  • day·lily — /ˈdeıˌlıli/ noun, pl lilies [count] : a kind of plant that has long thin leaves and usually yellow or orange flowers that bloom for a short time …   Useful english dictionary

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