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(Lil"ly-pil`ly) (lil"ly- pil`ly), n. (Bot.) An Australian myrtaceous tree having smooth ovate leaves,
and panicles of small white flowers. The wood is hard and fine-grained.
(Lilt) v. i. [Cf. Norw. lilla, lirla, to sing in a high tone.]
1. To do anything with animation and quickness, as to skip, fly, or hop. [Prov. Eng.] Wordsworth.
2. To sing cheerfully. [Scot.]
(Lilt), v. t. To utter with spirit, animation, or gayety; to sing with spirit and liveliness.
A classic lecture, rich in sentiment,Tennyson.
With scraps of thundrous epic lilted out
By violet-hooded doctors.
1. Animated, brisk motion; spirited rhythm; sprightliness.
The movement, the lilt, and the subtle charm of the verse.F. Harrison.
2. A lively song or dance; a cheerful tune.
The housewife went about her work, or spun at her wheel, with a lilt upon her lips.J. C. Shairp.
(Lil"y) n.; pl. Lilies [AS. lilie, L. lilium, Gr. lei`rion. Cf. Flower-de- luce.]
1. (Bot.) A plant and flower of the genus Lilium, endogenous bulbous plants, having a regular perianth
of six colored pieces, six stamens, and a superior three- celled ovary.
There are nearly fifty species, all found in the North Temperate zone. Lilium candidum and L. longiflorum
are the common white lilies of gardens; L. Philadelphicum is the wild red lily of the Atlantic States; L.
Chalcedonicum is supposed to be the "lily of the field" in our Lord's parable; L. auratum is the great gold-
banded lily of Japan.
2. (Bot.) A name given to handsome flowering plants of several genera, having some resemblance in
color or form to a true lily, as Pancratium, Crinum, Amaryllis, Nerine, etc.
3. That end of a compass needle which should point to the north; so called as often ornamented with
the figure of a lily or fleur-de-lis.
But sailing further, it veers its lily to the west.Sir T. Browne. African lily (Bot.), the blue- flowered Agapanthus umbellatus. Atamasco lily (Bot.), a plant
of the genus Zephyranthes having a white and pink funnelform perianth, with six petal-like divisions
resembling those of a lily. Gray. Blackberry lily (Bot.), the Pardanthus Chinensis, the black seeds
of which form a dense mass like a blackberry. Bourbon lily (Bot.), Lilium candidum. See Illust.
Butterfly lily. (Bot.) Same as Mariposa lily, in the Vocabulary. Lily beetle (Zool.), a European
beetle (Crioceris merdigera) which feeds upon the white lily. Lily daffodil (Bot.), a plant of the
genus Narcissus, and its flower. Lily encrinite (Paleon.), a fossil encrinite, esp. Encrinus liliiformis.
See Encrinite. Lily hyacinth (Bot.), a plant of the genus Hyacinthus. Lily iron, a kind of
harpoon with a detachable head of peculiar shape, used in capturing swordfish. Lily of the valley
(Bot.), a low perennial herb having a raceme of nodding, fragrant, white flowers. Lily pad, the
large floating leaf of the water lily. [U. S.] Lowell. Tiger lily (Bot.), Lilium tigrinum, the sepals of
which are blotched with black. Turk's-cap lily (Bot.), Lilium Martagon, a red lily with recurved sepals; also,
the similar American lily, L. superbum. Water lily (Bot.), the Nymphæa, a plant with floating roundish