Definition of Easter lily in English:

Easter lily


North American
  • A spring-flowering lily.

    • ‘A friend had given us a beautiful Easter lily, two stems with four or five lilies on each, and more to come.’
    • ‘Not counting the Easter lily, the lilies that fit most peoples’ image of this flower are any of the Oriental types.’
    • ‘From Asiatic to Oriental lilies, from the tiger to the Easter lily, these stately, often perfumed flowers look best planted in abundance and mingled into the garden beds.’
    • ‘After Easter lilies finish blooming indoors, they can be planted in the garden where they will often come back for several years, blooming in late summer.’
    • ‘Gardeners report that their Easter lilies have been extra-tall and carried many blooms this year.’