jacobean lily

noun

often capitalized J
: a Mexican bulbous herb (Sprekelia formosissima) of the amaryllis family cultivated for its bright red solitary flower

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin Jacobus (St. James)

First Known Use

circa 1774, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jacobean lily was circa 1774

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Cite this Entry

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

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