lily of the valley

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English[edit]

19th century illustration

Etymology[edit]

Calque of Biblical Hebrew שׁוֹשַׁנַּת הָעֲמָקִים (šôšannat hāʿămāqîm), a reference to Song of Solomon 2:1.

Noun[edit]

lily of the valley (plural lilies of the valley)

  1. A flowering plant, Convallaria majalis, with richly fragrant pendant bells.

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