atamasco lily

atamasco lily

[at-uh-mas-koh, at-]
noun
a plant, Zephyranthes atamasco, of the amaryllis family, of the southeastern U.S., bearing a single white lilylike flower sometimes tinged with purple.
Also called fairy lily.


Origin:
1620–30, Americanism; earlier attamusco < Virginia Algonquian

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