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The Blessed Virgin Mary. The term is from the Italian, "my lady." It also indicates artistic representations of Mary in portraits or statues. The Madonna Lily is the plant Lilium candidum, which is also called the White Lily and the Annunciation Lily. It has white flowers that are trumpet-shaped. The Madonna Lily has been used as a symbol of Mary.

Glossary definitions provided courtesy of Church Publishing Incorporated, New York, NY,(All Rights reserved) from "An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, A User Friendly Reference for Episcopalians," Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum, editors.