hem·​ero·​cal·​lis ˌhe-mə-rō-ˈka-ləs How to pronounce hemerocallis (audio)

Word History


New Latin, from Greek hēmerokalles, from hēmera day + kallos beauty

First Known Use

1625, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hemerocallis was in 1625

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Cite this Entry

“Hemerocallis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemerocallis. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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