lily family definition

  • noun:
    • a sizable category of flowers, the Liliaceae, characterized by showy flowers with six perianth portions, six stamens, and an exceptional ovary and often producing bulbs or rhizomes.
    • includes species sometimes divided among the list of next families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea; Xanthorrhoeaceae

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