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A tall white-flowered lily with golden pollen. Native to Asia Minor, it is traditionally associated with purity and is often depicted in paintings of the Madonna.
- ‘I'm of European origin, and one thing I can say is that the Madonna lily is extremely common there, barely a garden without it.’
- ‘Lilium candidum, the madonna lily is the oldest known lily, and was most likely the first flower to have been used as a cut flower.’
- ‘The Madonna Lily, when it is immune from disease, to which it is very prone, has a vigorous constitution, being so hardy that frost does not injure it.’
madonna lily/məˈdänə ˈˌlilē/
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.