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- any of a genus (Hemerocallis) of plants of the lily family, with showy, trumpet-shaped flowers, usually opening for a single day
- plantain lily
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
or day·lil·y noun
Any of several perennial Eurasian herbs of the genus Hemerocallis in the lily family, having often grasslike leaves and yellow, orange, or purplish lilylike flowers. Also called hemerocallis.