Turk-s-cap-lily meaning

tûrkskăp
A North American lily (Lilium superbum) having orange-red, spotted flowers with reflexed petals and sepals.
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Any of various lilies having flowers whose petals and sepals are strongly recurved, resembling a rolled turban.
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Origin of turk-s-cap-lily

  • From the rolled-back petals, resembling a turban

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition