What is sword lily?

  • (noun): Plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals.
    Synonyms: iris, flag, fleur-de-lis
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More definitions of "sword lily":

  • (noun): Any of numerous plants of the genus Gladiolus native chiefly to tropical and South Africa having sword-shaped leaves and one-sided spikes of brightly colored funnel-shaped flowers; widely cultivated.
    Synonyms: gladiolus, gladiola

Famous quotes containing the words lily and/or sword:

    Rejoice with the day lily for it is born for a day to live by the mailbox and glorify the roadside
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    Another hand thy sword shall wield,
    Another hand the standard wave,
    Till from the trumpet’s mouth is pealed
    The blast of triumph o’er thy grave.
    William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)