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Martagon lily

[mahr-tuh-guh n] /ˈmɑr tə gən/
noun
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Turkish martağan a kind of turban
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British Dictionary definitions for Martagon lily

martagon

/ˈmɑːtəɡən/
noun
1.
a Eurasian lily plant, Lilium martagon, cultivated for its mottled purplish-red flowers with reflexed petals Also called Turk's-cap lily
Word Origin
C15: from French, from Turkish martagān a type of turban
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