The Heb. word is probably a loan word from the Egyptian for the 'lotus.' In Arabic, it is s
The capitals that were upon the top of the pillars in the porch were of lily work [design], four cubits.
On the tops of the pillars was lily work [design]. So the work of the pillars was finished.
It was a handbreadth thick, and its brim was made like the brim of a cup, like a lily blossom. It held 2,000 baths [Hebrew liquid measurement].
And why should you be anxious about clothes? Consider the lilies of the field and learn thoroughly how they grow; they neither toil nor spin.
Consider the lilies, how they grow. They neither [wearily] toil nor spin nor weave; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory (his splendor and magnificence) was not arrayed like one of these.