adobe lily

noun

: a Californian bulbous herb (Fritillaria pluriflora) having pinkish purple flowers

Word History

Etymology

so called from the typical soil of its locality

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adobe lily was in 1909

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“Adobe lily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adobe%20lily. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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