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 for 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
           Japan.
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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.
                                                    Browne.
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     4. (Auction Bridge) A royal spade; -- usually in pl. See
        Royal spade, below.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     African lily (Bot.), the blue-flowered Agapanthus
        umbellatus.
  
     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
        Vocabulary.
  
     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
        superbum.
  
     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 Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Lily
     The Hebrew name shushan or shoshan, i.e., "whiteness", was used
     as the general name of several plants common to Syria, such as
     the tulip, iris, anemone, gladiolus, ranunculus, etc. Some
     interpret it, with much probability, as denoting in the Old
     Testament the water-lily (Nymphoea lotus of Linn.), or lotus
     (Cant. 2:1, 2; 2:16; 4:5; 5:13; 6:2, 3; 7:2). "Its flowers are
     large, and they are of a white colour, with streaks of pink.
     They supplied models for the ornaments of the pillars and the
     molten sea" (1 Kings 7:19, 22, 26; 2 Chr. 4:5). In the Canticles
     its beauty and fragrance shadow forth the preciousness of Christ
     to the Church. Groser, however (Scrip. Nat. Hist.), strongly
     argues that the word, both in the Old and New Testaments,
     denotes liliaceous plants in general, or if one genus is to be
     selected, that it must be the genus Iris, which is "large,
     vigorous, elegant in form, and gorgeous in colouring."
     
       The lilies (Gr. krinia) spoken of in the New Testament (Matt.
     6:28; Luke 12:27) were probably the scarlet martagon (Lilium
     Chalcedonicum) or "red Turk's-cap lily", which "comes into
     flower at the season of the year when our Lord's sermon on the
     mount is supposed to have been delivered. It is abundant in the
     district of Galilee; and its fine scarlet flowers render it a
     very conspicous and showy object, which would naturally attract
     the attention of the hearers" (Balfour's Plants of the Bible).
     
       Of the true "floral glories of Palestine" the pheasant's eye
     (Adonis Palestina), the ranunuculus (R. Asiaticus), and the
     anemone (A coronaria), the last named is however, with the
     greatest probability regarded as the "lily of the field" to
     which our Lord refers. "Certainly," says Tristram (Nat. Hist. of
     the Bible), "if, in the wondrous richness of bloom which
     characterizes the land of Israel in spring, any one plant can
     claim pre-eminence, it is the anemone, the most natural flower
     for our Lord to pluck and seize upon as an illustration, whether
     walking in the fields or sitting on the hill-side." "The white
     water-lily (Nymphcea alba) and the yellow water-lily (Nuphar
     lutea) are both abundant in the marshes of the Upper Jordan, but
     have no connection with the lily of Scripture."
     

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Lily, SD -- U.S. town in South Dakota
     Population (2000):    21
     Housing Units (2000): 14
     Land area (2000):     0.303393 sq. miles (0.785785 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.303393 sq. miles (0.785785 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            37140
     Located within:       South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46
     Location:             45.181496 N, 97.682783 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     57274
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Lily, SD
      Lily
  

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