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 for Tiger lily
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lily \Lil"y\ (l[i^]l"[y^]), n.; pl. Lilies (l[i^]l"[i^]z).
     [AS. lilie, L. lilium, Gr. lei`rion. Cf. Flower-de-luce.]
     1. (Bot.) A plant and flower of the genus Lilium,
        endogenous bulbous plants, having a regular perianth of
        six colored pieces, six stamens, and a superior
        three-celled ovary.
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     Note: There are nearly fifty species, all found in the North
           Temperate zone. Lilium candidum and Lilium
           longiflorum are the common white lilies of gardens;
           Lilium Philadelphicum is the wild red lily of the
           Atlantic States. Lilium Chalcedonicum is supposed to
           be the "lily of the field" in our Lord's parable;
           Lilium auratum is the great gold-banded lily of
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     2. (Bot.) A name given to handsome flowering plants of
        several genera, having some resemblance in color or form
        to a true lily, as Pancratium, Crinum, Amaryllis,
        Nerine, etc.
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     3. That end of a compass needle which should point to the
        north; -- so called as often ornamented with the figure of
        a lily or fleur-de-lis.
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              But sailing further, it veers its lily to the west.
                                                    --Sir T.
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     4. (Auction Bridge) A royal spade; -- usually in pl. See
        Royal spade, below.
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     African lily (Bot.), the blue-flowered Agapanthus
     Atamasco lily (Bot.), a plant of the genus Zephyranthes
        ({Zephyranthes Atamasco), having a white and pink
        funnelform perianth, with six petal-like divisions
        resembling those of a lily. --Gray.
     Blackberry lily (Bot.), the Pardanthus Chinensis, the
        black seeds of which form a dense mass like a blackberry.
     Bourbon lily (Bot.), Lilium candidum. See Illust.
     Butterfly lily. (Bot.) Same as Mariposa lily, in the
     Lily beetle (Zool.), a European beetle ({Crioceris
        merdigera) which feeds upon the white lily.
     Lily daffodil (Bot.), a plant of the genus Narcissus, and
        its flower.
     Lily encrinite (Paleon.), a fossil encrinite, esp.
        Encrinus liliiformis. See Encrinite.
     Lily hyacinth (Bot.), a plant of the genus Hyacinthus.
     Lily iron, a kind of harpoon with a detachable head of
        peculiar shape, used in capturing swordfish.
     Lily of the valley (Bot.), a low perennial herb
        ({Convallaria majalis), having a raceme of nodding,
        fragrant, white flowers.
     Lily pad, the large floating leaf of the water lily. [U.
        S.] --Lowell.
     Tiger lily (Bot.), Lilium tigrinum, the sepals of which
        are blotched with black.
     Turk's-cap lily (Bot.) Lilium Martagon, a red lily with
        recurved sepals; also, the similar American lily, Lilium
     Water lily (Bot.), the Nymph[ae]a, a plant with floating
        roundish leaves, and large flowers having many petals,
        usually white, but sometimes pink, red, blue, or yellow.
        [See Illust. of Nymph[ae]a.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tiger \Ti"ger\, n. [OE. tigre, F. tigre, L. tigris, Gr. ti`gris;
     probably of Persian origin; cf. Zend tighra pointed, tighri
     an arrow, Per. t[imac]r; perhaps akin to E. stick, v. t.; --
     probably so named from its quickness.]
     1. A very large and powerful carnivore ({Felis tigris)
        native of Southern Asia and the East Indies. Its back and
        sides are tawny or rufous yellow, transversely striped
        with black, the tail is ringed with black, the throat and
        belly are nearly white. When full grown, it equals or
        exceeds the lion in size and strength. Called also royal
        tiger, and Bengal tiger.
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     2. Fig.: A ferocious, bloodthirsty person.
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              As for heinous tiger, Tamora.         --Shak.
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     3. A servant in livery, who rides with his master or
        mistress. --Dickens.
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     4. A kind of growl or screech, after cheering; as, three
        cheers and a tiger. [Colloq. U. S.]
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     5. A pneumatic box or pan used in refining sugar.
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     American tiger. (Zool.)
        (a) The puma.
        (b) The jaguar.
     Clouded tiger (Zool.), a handsome striped and spotted
        carnivore ({Felis macrocelis or Felis marmorata) native
        of the East Indies and Southern Asia. Its body is about
        three and a half feet long, and its tail about three feet
        long. Its ground color is brownish gray, and the dark
        markings are irregular stripes, spots, and rings, but
        there are always two dark bands on the face, one extending
        back from the eye, and one from the angle of the mouth.
        Called also tortoise-shell tiger.
     Mexican tiger (Zool.), the jaguar.
     Tiger beetle (Zool.), any one of numerous species of active
        carnivorous beetles of the family Cicindelidae. They
        usually inhabit dry or sandy places, and fly rapidly.
     Tiger bittern. (Zool.) See Sun bittern, under Sun.
     Tiger cat (Zool.), any one of several species of wild cats
        of moderate size with dark transverse bars or stripes
        somewhat resembling those of the tiger.
     Tiger flower (Bot.), an iridaceous plant of the genus
        Tigridia (as Tigridia conchiflora, Tigridia
        grandiflora, etc.) having showy flowers, spotted or
        streaked somewhat like the skin of a tiger.
     Tiger grass (Bot.), a low East Indian fan palm ({Chamaerops
        Ritchieana). It is used in many ways by the natives. --J.
        Smith (Dict. Econ. Plants).
     Tiger lily. (Bot.) See under Lily.
     Tiger moth (Zool.), any one of numerous species of moths of
        the family Arctiadae which are striped or barred with
        black and white or with other conspicuous colors. The
        larvae are called woolly bears.
     Tiger shark (Zool.), a voracious shark ({Galeocerdo
        tigrinus syn. Galeocerdo maculatus) more or less barred
        or spotted with yellow. It is found in both the Atlantic
        and Indian Ocean. Called also zebra shark.
     Tiger shell (Zool.), a large and conspicuously spotted
        cowrie ({Cypraea tigris); -- so called from its fancied
        resemblance to a tiger in color and markings. Called also
        tiger cowrie.
     Tiger snake (Zool.), either of two very venomous snakes of
        Tasmania and Australia, Notechis scutatis and Notechis
        ater, which grow up to 5 feet in length.
     Tiger+wolf+(Zool.),+the+spotted+hyena+({Hyaena+crocuta">Tiger wolf (Zool.), the spotted hyena ({Hyaena crocuta).
     Tiger wood, the variegated heartwood of a tree ({Machaerium
        Schomburgkii) found in Guiana.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tiger lily
      n 1: east Asian perennial having large reddish-orange black-
           spotted flowers with reflexed petals [syn: tiger lily,
           devil lily, kentan, Lilium lancifolium]
      2: lily of southeastern United States having cup-shaped flowers
         with deep yellow to scarlet recurved petals [syn: tiger
         lily, leopard lily, pine lily, Lilium catesbaei]

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