sego lily

noun se·go lily \ ˈsē-(ˌ)gō- \

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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Origin and Etymology of sego lily

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


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