Definition of tiger lily in US English:

tiger lily


  • A tall lily that has orange flowers spotted with black or purple.

    Lilium lancifolium or 'tigrinum', family Liliaceae

    • ‘We walked to the back of the garden, and once again, I found myself surrounded by my favorite flower, the tiger lily.’
    • ‘I looked at my desk and saw a beautiful orange tiger lily, my favorite flower.’
    • ‘My favorite flowers are tiger lilies and pink roses.’
    • ‘Jordan reached out a hand tentatively to finger the large, vibrant tiger lily that lay amongst some greens in a small corsage box.’
    • ‘The tiger lily has played a very important role in the development of the Asiatic hybrids and other lilies.’


tiger lily

/ˈtīɡər ˌlilē/