Lily vs. Lilly - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Lily

    Lilium (members of which are true lilies) is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants growing from bulbs, all with large prominent flowers. Lilies are a group of flowering plants which are important in culture and literature in much of the world. Most species are native to the temperate northern hemisphere, though their range extends into the northern subtropics. Many other plants have "lily" in their common name but are not related to true lilies.

Wiktionary

  • Lily (noun)

    Any of several flowers in the genus Lilium of the family Liliaceae, which includes a great many ornamental species.

  • Lily (noun)

    Any of several species of herbaceous flower which may or may not resemble the genus Lilium in some way, and which are not closely related to it or each other.

  • Lily (noun)

    The heraldic charge; also commonly used to describe the fleur-de-lis.

  • Lily (noun)

    The end of a compass needle that should point north, traditionally often ornamented with the figure of a lily or fleur-de-lis.

  • Lily (noun)

    A royal spade in auction bridge.

  • Lily (noun)

    The thirtieth Lenormand card, representing calmness and maturity.

  • Lily (adjective)

    White .

  • Lilly (noun)

    misspelling of lily

Oxford Dictionary

  • Lily (noun)

    a bulbous plant with large trumpet-shaped, typically fragrant, flowers on a tall, slender stem.

  • Lily (noun)

    short for water lily

  • Lily (noun)

    used in names of other plants with flowers or leaves similar to those of the lily, e.g. arum lily.

  • Lily (noun)

    a heraldic fleur-de-lis.

Webster Dictionary

  • Lily (noun)

    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.

  • Lily (noun)

    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.

  • Lily (noun)

    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.

  • Lily (noun)

    A royal spade; - usually in pl. See Royal spade, below.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Lily (noun)

    any liliaceous plant of the genus Lilium having showy pendulous flowers

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