Definition of Hemerocallis

1. Noun. East Asian rhizomatous clump-forming perennial herbs having flowers on long leafless stalks; cosmopolitan in cultivation: day lilies; sometimes placed in subfamily Hemerocallidaceae.




Definition of Hemerocallis

1. n. A genus of plants, some species of which are cultivated for their beautiful flowers; day lily.

Definition of Hemerocallis

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Medical Definition of Hemerocallis

1. A genus of plants, some species of which are cultivated for their beautiful flowers; day lily. Origin: NL, fr. Gr.; day + beauty. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hemerocallis

heme
hemelytra
hemelytron
hemelytrum
hemeprotein
hemeral
hemeralopia
hemeralopias
hemeralopic
hemerobian
hemerobians
hemerobid
hemerobiid
hemerobiid fly
hemerobiids
hemerocallis (current term)
hemerocallises
hemerophyte
hemerophytes
hemerythrin
hemerythrins
hemes
hemi-
hemiacardius
hemiacetal
hemiacetalic
hemiacetals
hemiageusia
hemiageustia

Literary usage of Hemerocallis

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1. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed by John Sims (1822)
"Mr. LEE was struck with the resemblance of the flower to hemerocallis ... A name founded on its resemblance to hemerocallis would have been inconveniently ..."

2. Handbook of Hardy Herbaceous and Alpine Flowers by William Sutherland (1871)
"They are nearly allied to hemerocallis, and some of the earlier - discovered species were included in that genus. They are more remarkable for their neat ..."

3. A Summer Ramble in Syria: With a Tartar Trip from Aleppo to Stamboul by Vere Monro (1835)
"—Lily of the Field supposed to be the hemerocallis Flava of Linnaeus.—Wells where the Five thousand were fed. ..."

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