The Heb. word is probably a loan word from the Egyptian for the 'lotus.' In Arabic, it is s
And the crowns which were upon the head of the, pillars of lily-work in the porch, four cubits.
And upon the head of the pillars the work of the lily: and the work of the pillars will be completed.
And its thickness a hand breadth, and its lip as the work of the lip of a cup the flower of the lily: it will hold two thousand baths.
And about dress, why are ye anxious? Consider the white lilies of the field, how they grow; they are not wearied, neither do they spin:
Consider the white lilies, how they grow; they are not wearied, neither do they spin; and I say to you, neither was Solomon in all his glory clothed as one of these.