Aztec lily Unabridged

Jacobean lily

a bulbous plant, Sprekelia formosissima, of the amaryllis family, native to Mexico, bearing a large, bright-red flower.
Also called Aztec lily.

1745–55; allegedly named after St. James (Late Latin Jacobus); see Jacobean Unabridged
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