Definition of St Bruno's lily in US English:

St Bruno's lily

(also Saint Bruno's lily, St. Bruno's lily)


  • A perennial rhizomatous plant with grass-like leaves and a raceme of white, bell-shaped flowers, Paradisea liliastrum (family Asparagaceae), native to alpine regions of southern Europe.


Early 18th century; earliest use found in George London (d. 1714), nurseryman and garden designer. From the genitive of the name of St Bruno of Cologne, founder of the Carthusian Order + lily, after French lis de saint Bruno.


St Bruno's lily

/ˌseɪnt ˌbruːnəʊz ˈlɪli/