Josephine's-lily

noun

variants or less commonly Josephine lily
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plural Josephine's-lilies also Josephine lilies
: a southern African bulbous herb (Brunsvigia josephinae) of the family Amaryllidaceae with bright red flowers

Word History

Etymology

after Joséphine de Beauharnais †1814 empress of France

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“Josephine's-lily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Josephine%27s-lily. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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