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atamasco lily

[at-uh-mas-koh, at-] /ˈæt əˈmæs koʊ, ˌæt-/
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1.
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 of atamasco lily
Virginia Algonquian
1620-1630
1620-30, Americanism; earlier attamusco < Virginia Algonquian
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