sego lily

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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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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“Sego lily.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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