Meaning of tulip

tu•lip

Pronunciation: (t'lip, ty'-), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various plants belonging to the genus Tulipa, of the lily family, cultivated in many varieties, and having lance-shaped leaves and large, showy, usually erect, cup-shaped or bell-shaped flowers in a variety of colors.
  2. a flower or bulb of such a plant.
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