sego lily

noun
se·​go lily | \ ˈsē-(ˌ)gō- How to pronounce sego lily (audio) \

Definition of sego lily

: a mariposa lily (Calochortus nuttallii) of western North America having mostly white or in some areas mostly yellow flowers mottled with a darker color

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Examples of sego lily in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meinking’s original design featured a white sego lily flower on a blue triangular background, while Kennedy-Yoon’s design featured a hexagonal honeybee on a white and blue background. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of sego lily

1913, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sego lily

sego the bulb of the sego lily, from Southern Paiute siγoʔo

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The first known use of sego lily was in 1913

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Cite this Entry

“Sego lily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sego%20lily. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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