atamasco lily

noun
at·​a·​mas·​co lily | \ ˌa-tə-ˈma-(ˌ)skō- How to pronounce atamasco lily (audio) \

Definition of atamasco lily

: any of a genus (Zephyranthes) of American bulbous herbs of the amaryllis family with pink, white, or yellowish flowers especially : one (Z. atamasco) of the southeastern U.S. with white flowers usually tinged with purple

First Known Use of atamasco lily

1726, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for atamasco lily

Virginia Algonquian attamusco

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“Atamasco lily.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/atamasco%20lily. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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