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What do lilies mean?

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There are various types of lilies, each with a different meaning. Calla lilies mean "regal," day lilies mean "enthusiasm," stargazer lilies mean "ambition," and Casablanca lilies mean "celebration," according to About Flowers. Flower meanings came about back in the Victorian era.

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The Old Farmers Almanac states that flower meanings are often a way of giving symbolic reference at weddings and other special events. Choosing garden flowers with specific meanings can make for theme gardens. Victorian era flower meanings were even an important part of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The bridal flowers and royal flower bouquets all had special meanings behind them and were chosen specifically to carry that meaning.

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