day lily

daylily

[dey-lil-ee]
noun
any lily of the genus Hemerocallis, having yellow, orange, or red flowers that commonly last only for a day.
Also, day lily.


Origin:
1590–1600

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day lily
 
n
1.  any widely cultivated Eurasian liliaceous plant of the genus Hemerocallis, having large yellow, orange, or red lily-like flowers, which typically last for only one day and are immediately succeeded by others
2.  the flower of any of these plants

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