jacobean lily

noun, often capitalized J

Definition of jacobean lily

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

First Known Use of jacobean lily

circa 1774, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jacobean lily

Late Latin Jacobus (St. James)

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“Jacobean lily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jacobean%20lily. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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