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

Lilly-pilly to Limit

(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,
With scraps of thundrous epic lilted out
By violet-hooded doctors.

(Lilt), n.

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.

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