lily family

lily family
noun
includes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea; Xanthorrhoeaceae
Syn: ↑Liliaceae, ↑family Liliaceae
Derivationally related forms: ↑liliaceous (for: ↑Liliaceae)
Hypernyms: ↑liliid monocot family
Member Holonyms: ↑Liliales, ↑order Liliales
Member Meronyms:
liliaceous plant, ↑Lilium, ↑genus Lilium, ↑genus Agapanthus, ↑genus Albuca, ↑Aletris, ↑genus Aletris, ↑Alliaceae, ↑family Alliaceae, ↑Allium, ↑genus Allium, ↑Aloeaceae, ↑family Aloeaceae, ↑aloe family, ↑genus Aloe, ↑genus Kniphofia, ↑Alstroemeriaceae, ↑family Alstroemeriaceae, ↑genus Alstroemeria, ↑Amianthum, ↑genus Amianthum, ↑Anthericum, ↑genus Anthericum, ↑Aphyllanthaceae, ↑family Aphyllanthaceae, ↑Aphyllanthes, ↑genus Aphyllanthes, ↑Asparagaceae, ↑family Asparagaceae, ↑genus Asparagus, ↑Asphodelaceae, ↑family Asphodelaceae, ↑asphodel, ↑Asphodeline, ↑genus Asphodeline, ↑Asphodelus, ↑genus Asphodelus, ↑genus Aspidistra, ↑Bessera, ↑genus Bessera, ↑Blandfordia, ↑genus Blandfordia, ↑Bloomeria, ↑genus Bloomeria, ↑Bowiea, ↑genus Bowiea, ↑genus Brodiaea, ↑Calochortus, ↑genus Calochortus, ↑Camassia, ↑genus Camassia, ↑Quamassia, ↑genus Quamassia, ↑Erythronium, ↑genus Erythronium, ↑Fritillaria, ↑genus Fritillaria, ↑Tulipa, ↑genus Tulipa, ↑Colchicaceae, ↑family Colchicaceae, ↑Colchicum, ↑genus Colchicum, ↑genus Gloriosa, ↑Hemerocallidaceae, ↑family Hemerocallidaceae, ↑Hemerocallis, ↑genus Hemerocallis, ↑Hostaceae, ↑family Hostaceae, ↑Funkaceae, ↑family Funkaceae, ↑Hosta, ↑genus Hosta, ↑Funka, ↑genus Funka, ↑Hyacinthaceae, ↑family Hyacinthaceae, ↑genus Hyacinthus, ↑Hyacinthoides, ↑genus Hyacinthoides, ↑Ornithogalum, ↑genus Ornithogalum, ↑Muscari, ↑genus Muscari, ↑genus Scilla, ↑Tofieldia, ↑genus Tofieldia, ↑Urginea, ↑genus Urginea, ↑Ruscus, ↑genus Ruscus, ↑Melanthiaceae, ↑family Melanthiaceae, ↑Narthecium, ↑genus Narthecium, ↑Veratrum, ↑genus Veratrum, ↑Ruscaceae, ↑family Ruscaceae, ↑Tecophilaeacea, ↑family Tecophilaeacea, ↑Xerophyllum, ↑genus Xerophyllum, ↑Xanthorrhoeaceae, ↑family Xanthorrhoeaceae, ↑grass tree family, ↑Xanthorroea, ↑genus Xanthorroea, ↑Zigadenus, ↑genus Zigadenus, ↑Paris, ↑genus Paris, ↑Smilacaceae, ↑subfamily Smilacaceae, ↑Smilax, ↑genus Smilax, ↑Convallariaceae, ↑family Convallariaceae, ↑Convallaria, ↑genus Convallaria, ↑genus Clintonia, ↑Liriope, ↑genus Liriope, ↑Maianthemum, ↑genus Maianthemum, ↑Polygonatum, ↑genus Polygonatum, ↑Uvulariaceae, ↑subfamily Uvulariaceae

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noun

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the large plant family Liliaceae, characterized by chiefly herbaceous plants growing from bulbs, corms, rhizomes, or tubers, having narrow, parallel-veined, usually basal leaves, often showy flowers, and fruit in the form of a berry or capsule, and including the aloe, asparagus, aspidistra, hyacinth, numerous species of lily, lily of the valley, trillium, and tulip.

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lily family,
a group of monocotyledonous herbs, shrubs, and trees, that usually have flowers with six parts, grow from fleshy rootstocks or bulbs, and have stemless leaves. Lilies, tulips, hyacinths, trilliums, asparagus, smilax, and aloes belong to the lily family.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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