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noun hem·ero·cal·lis \ˌhe-mə-rō-ˈka-ləs\

Definition of hemerocallis

  1. :  daylily

Origin and Etymology of hemerocallis

New Latin, from Greek hēmerokalles, from hēmera day + kallos beauty

First Known Use: 1625

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