lelie

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch lilie, lēlie, from Old Dutch līlia, lilia, from Late Latin līlia, the plural of Latin līlium that was reinterpreted as a singular form.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ˈleːli/
  • Hyphenation: le‧lie

Noun[edit]

lelie f (plural lelies or leliën, diminutive lelietje n)

  1. (botany) lily
  2. (heraldry) fleur-de-lis, although botanically an iris

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