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Tiger lily   /tˈaɪgər lˈɪli/   Listen
Tiger lily

East Asian perennial having large reddish-orange black-spotted flowers with reflexed petals.  Synonyms: devil lily, kentan, Lilium lancifolium.
Lily of southeastern United States having cup-shaped flowers with deep yellow to scarlet recurved petals.  Synonyms: leopard lily, Lilium catesbaei, pine lily.

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"Tiger lily" Quotes from Famous Books

... with Pershing. On eve of marriage to childhood's sweetheart, who remains faithful, he goes to lonely spot where Lolita lies buried and places upon the silent mound her favorite flower, a single long-stemmed tiger lily. ...
— Sundry Accounts • Irvin S. Cobb

... Flowers, Virginia Creeper, Fish and Bulrushes, Winter Cherry, Corn Flower, Hops, Carnations, Cherry, Daisy Powdered, Primrose Powdered, Faust Motto, Iris Seed, Japanese, Jessamine, Lantern Plant, Periwinkle, Potato, Zynia, Tiger Lily, Geranium, Burrage, Corncockle, Hawthorn, Daffodil, Iris, Love-in-a-Mist, &c. &c., with many ...
— Handbook of Embroidery • L. Higgin

... that isn't enough! Here's a quarter. Gimme lady's-slippers. And say, the motorman would like one, too. He's got a girl. Give him something swell—a little of everything. There, that's right! Stick a tiger lily right in the middle and plaster up the edges like you did mine. Whee! ain't that gorgeous? I'll bring you the dough right away." Snatching up the mass of vivid colors, he dashed up the length of the car, thrust his head into the motorman's vestibule, and after a moment's conversation came back ...
— At the Little Brown House • Ruth Alberta Brown

... sleeping soundly, I was abroad on the plains for the cows. It was then I saw them. I am glad, however, that you have pointed out the difference between turkeys and immigrants. I did not know it before." He handed her a tiger lily which he had plucked on ...
— The Story of Louis Riel: The Rebel Chief • Joseph Edmund Collins

Words linked to "Tiger lily" :   lily

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