atamasco lily

[at-uh-mas-koh, at-]
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.

1620–30, Americanism; earlier attamusco < Virginia Algonquian Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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