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When a baby comes you can smell two things: the smell of flesh, which smells like chicken soup, and the smell of lilies, the flower of another garden, the spiritual garden.
Carlos Santana

Meaning of "lilies" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LILIES

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LILIES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lilies is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LILIES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

lilies

Lilium

Lilium 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.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LILIES

lilac
lilangeni
Lilburn
Lilburne
liliaceous
lilied
Lilienthal
lilies of the valley
Lilith
Liliuokalani
Lille
Lillee
lilliput
Lilliputian
lilly-pilly
Lilo
Lilongwe
lilt
lilting
liltingly

WORDS THAT END LIKE LILIES

allies
applies
as the crow flies
butterflies
dailies
doilies
families
flies
happy families
homilies
implies
relies
replies
service families
subfamilies
superfamilies
supplies
the Two Sicilies
to play happy families
Two Sicilies

Synonyms and antonyms of lilies in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «lilies» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LILIES

Find out the translation of lilies to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lilies from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lilies» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

百合
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lirios
570 millions of speakers

English

lilies
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लिली
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الزنابق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

лилии
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

lírios
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হোক লিলি ফুল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lys
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Teratai
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Lilien
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ユリ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

백합
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lili
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hoa loa kèn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அல்லிகள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कमळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zambaklar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gigli
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

lilie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

лілії
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

crini
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κρίνα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lelies
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

liljor
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

liljer
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lilies

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LILIES»

The term «lilies» is quite widely used and occupies the 24.507 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LILIES» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lilies

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QUOTES WITH «LILIES»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word lilies.
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Carlos Santana
When a baby comes you can smell two things: the smell of flesh, which smells like chicken soup, and the smell of lilies, the flower of another garden, the spiritual garden.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LILIES»

Discover the use of lilies in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lilies and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Where the Lilies Bloom
'Set in the Appalachian hills, the story -- narrated by 14-year-old Mary Call -- tells of her efforts to keep her family together and independent after their sharecropper father dies.
Vera Cleaver, Bill Cleaver, 1977
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Lilies
A photographic catalog of over 60 varieties of lilies with full botanical information on growth, spread, size and flowering.
Andrew Miolaiski, 2004
3
Lilies
""After praising the virtues and beauty of the lily, Henry Adams's 1913 work provides a short history and guide to the cultivation of the lily in hopes of inspiring more gardeners to grow this flower.""
Henry Adams, 2008
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Lilies
Each of the oversized gift books from the Friedman/Fairfax series below delivers blooms and fragrance that will last forever! Each photograph is paired with classic lyrical text.
Scott D. Appell, 2000
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White Lilies in Autumn
White Lilies in Autumn tells the story of the unimagined depths of heartache and loss juxtaposed with the uplifting beauty of love, mercy, and kindness that we need to notice in such dark moments.
Dustin Bradshaw, 2012
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Lilies
Introductory guide to growing hundreds of species and varieties of lilies, and provides practical advice on how to plant, propagate, cultivate and landscape lilies.
Pamela McGeorge, 2004
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Claude Monet: Water Lilies
including the destruction of two works in a fire in 1958 - and underscores the resonance of these paintings with the art and artists of the last half-century." --Book Jacket.
Ann Temkin, 2009
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In the Beauty of the Lilies: A Novel
Her neglected son, Clark, is possessed of a native Christian fervor that brings the story full circle: in the late 1980s he joins a Colorado sect called the Temple, a handful of “God’s elect” hastening the day of reckoning.
John Updike, 2009
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Lilies: A Guide for Growers and Collectors
Offers advice on cultivation, propagation, and garden uses, including wild lily species, hybridization techniques, and currently available varieties
Edward A. McRae, 1998
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Sesame and Lilies
And least of all, whatever may have been the eagerness of our passions, or the height of our pride, are we able to understand in its depth the third and most solemn character in which our life is like those clouds of heaven; that to it ...
John Ruskin, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LILIES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lilies is used in the context of the following news items.
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Carol Link: Voodoo lilies create pretty flowers, can emit foul odor
Back in 2013, while visiting Betty Hall, I noticed a large, burgundy, white-speckled, strange-looking lily growing in the shade garden behind her ... «Fall River Herald News, Jul 15»
2
Controlling grass, transplanting iris and growing lilies
In this segment we'll show you how to keep the grass out of your beds, how to divide and transplant iris and the difference between true lilies ... «9NEWS.com, Jul 15»
3
Ask a Master Gardener: What's wrong with these canna lilies?
Hi Ken, I read your column last year about canna lilies. As instructed, I dug up the bulbs and put them in winter storage. I replanted them this ... «Cecil Whig, Jul 15»
4
Lilies find several ways to reproduce, some a bit odd
Question: My grandson has some flowers in his yard that look like lilies but have a ball of tiny lily plants growing on a long flowering stem. «Statesman Journal, Jul 15»
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Rain lilies spring up for summer color
These are the wonderful little bulbs known as rain lilies that burst into bloom after a summer rain shower. The two most common rain lilies ... «Tyler Morning Telegraph, Jul 15»
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WSU Extension Q&A: Best time to transplant day lilies
Q. I have a large clump of day lilies that have outgrown its spot. When can I dig up, divide and transplant them to a new area in my garden? «Mid Columbia Tri City Herald, Jul 15»
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McMillan keeps Lilies on track for €1.2m bonus
Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny believes that his team are capable of raising the performance level another notch next Wednesday in the ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
8
Proctor: Growing great lilies
KUSA - Now's the time to put "plant lilies" on your October to-do list. Highlights of the summer garden or patio, true lilies astound us with their ... «9NEWS.com, Jul 15»
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Lilies blooming again after rout of Longford
Kildare romped to a facile victory over 14-man Longford to continue their restorative run through the qualifiers in style at Cusack Park. «RTE.ie, Jul 15»
10
The trouble with lillies: fabulous but fickle
Lilies. We are all familiar with them, as cut flowers, as plants in pots, in paintings, in metaphor and in literature – such as the “lilies of the field” of ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Lilies [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/lilies>. Aug 2019 ».
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