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sego lily

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noun se·go lily \ˈsē-(ˌ)gō-\

Definition of sego lily

  1. :  a mariposa lily (Calochortus nuttallii) of western North America having mostly white or in some areas mostly yellow flowers mottled with a darker color



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Origin and Etymology of sego lily

sego the bulb of the sego lily, from Southern Paiute siγoʔo


First Known Use: 1913


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