turkcap lily

Turk's-cap lily

[turks-kap]
noun
either of two lilies, Lilum martagon or L. superbum, having nodding flowers with the perianth segments rolled backward.
Also called Martagon lily.


Origin:
1785–95

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Turk's-cap lily
 
n
See also martagon any of several cultivated lilies, such as Lilium martagon and L. superbum, that have brightly coloured flowers with reflexed petals
 
[C17: so called because of a resemblance between its flowers and a turban]

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