lily, Shoshannim

“Lily” From Boyd’s Bible Dictionary:

(pale). Source of rich imagery (1 Kings 7:19; Song of Sol. 2:1-2; 5:13; Matt. 6:28; Luke 12:27).

“Shoshannim” From Boyd’s Bible Dictionary:

(lilies). Variously construed as a melody, bridal-song, and musical instrument (Psa. 45; 69; 80 titles). In the latter, eduth, “testimony,” is added.

“Lily (Shushan, κρίνον)” From Concise Bible Dictionary:

Lilium Chalcedonicum
The well-known flower of graceful form, of which there are several species that grow in the fields and valleys of Palestine. One of great beauty grows near the Merom waters, and is called the Huleh-lily. In the Song of Solomon the bride calls herself “a lily of the valley,” to which the Bridegroom responds, “as the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters” (Song of Sol. 2:1-2). Israel is to grow up as a lily in a future day (Hos. 14:5). The pattern of the lily was among the ornamental work of the temple. The lily is extolled by the Lord as exceeding in beauty all the glory of Solomon (1 Kings 7:19,22,26; Song of Sol. 2:16; Song of Sol. 4:5; Song of Sol. 5:13; Song of Sol. 6:2-3; Song of Sol. 7:2; Matt. 6:28; Luke 12:27). Some suppose the Lilium Chalcedonicum, the “red Turk’s-cap lily,” to have been the plant referred to by the Lord. Others think it was probably the Anemone coronaria, which they judge to have been included in the Greek κρινον. The term may be general, as the modern Arabic susan. LILY-WORK is ornamentation in resemblance to lilies (1 Kings 7:19, 22). See SHOSHANNIM.
A field in Israel with Anemone Coronaria.

“Shoshannim” From Concise Bible Dictionary:

A word in the headings of Psalm 45 and Psalm 69, and of Psalm 80 with the word EDUTH, “a testimony,” added. The first Hebrew word signifies “lilies.” Gesenius refers it to the form of the instruments as resembling lilies. Fürst, as the name of one of the musical choirs. The LXX has “for alternate [strains].” In the heading of Psalm 60 is a similar word: SHUSHAN-EDUTH, “the lily of testimony.”

Strong’s Dictionary of Hebrew Words:

or showshan {sho-shawn'}; or shoshan {sho- shawn'}; and (feminine) showshannah {sho-shan-naw'}; from 7797; a lily (from its whiteness), as a flower of arch. ornament; also a (straight) trumpet (from the tubular shape)
KJV Usage:
lily, Shoshannim

Potts’ Bible Proper Names:

Lilies; tubular; trumpets:―denotes lily-shaped instruments, Psa. 45: Title. {Lilia}