Ifafa lily

noun

Ifa·​fa lily
ə̇ˈfäfə-
: a bulbous scapose southern African herb (Cyrtanthus mackenii) of the family Amaryllidaceae used as an ornamental and having linear leaves and drooping waxy whitish or yellowish flowers in a terminal umbel

Word History

Etymology

ifafa from native name in southern Africa

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“Ifafa lily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ifafa%20lily. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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