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corn lily

noun
1.
any of several plants of the genus Ixia, of the iris family, native to southern Africa, having spikes of flowers and grown as an ornamental.
2.
a woodland plant, Clintonia borealis, of the lily family, native to eastern and midwestern North America, having broad leaves, nodding yellowish-green flowers, and dark-blue berries.
Also called bluebead.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50, Americanism
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corn lily

noun
1.
any of several South African iridaceous plants of the genus Ixia, which have coloured lily-like flowers
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