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atamasco lily

noun at·a·mas·co lily \ˌa-tə-ˈmas-(ˌ)kō-\

Definition of ATAMASCO LILY

:  any of a genus (Zephyranthes) of American bulbous herbs of the amaryllis family with pink, white, or yellowish flowers; especially :  one (Z. atamasco) of the southeastern United States with white flowers usually tinged with purple

Origin of ATAMASCO LILY

Virginia Algonquian attamusco
First Known Use: 1743

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