Meaning of martagon lily in English:

martagon lily

Pronunciation /ˈmɑːtəɡ(ə)n/


  • A Eurasian lily that has small purple flowers said to resemble turbans.

    Also called "Turk's cap lily"

    Lilium martagon, family Liliaceae

    ‘For later, there are martagon lilies and Lancifolium, and in the autumn Cyclamen hederifolium cannot be bettered in flower and leaf.’
    • ‘The Martagon Lily offers a candelabrum of up to 25 blooms.’
    • ‘In damp places, look out for the beautiful tall, pink Martagon lily with its maroon spots.’
    • ‘As for spacing, tough plants like The Leopard Lily, Tiger Lily, and Martagon Lily will quickly make the area their own.’
    • ‘I've decided to try to plant Martagon Lily bulbs this fall. I have a great woodland, shaded area in my garden that needs some color and some height.’


Late Middle English (as mortagon): from medieval Latin martagon, of uncertain origin; cf. Ottoman Turkish martagān, denoting a kind of turban.