Hemerocallis

Hemerocallis

[hem-er-uh-kal-is]
noun
the genus comprising the day lilies.

Origin:
1615–25; < Neo-Latin < Greek hēmerokallís, equivalent to hēméra day + kállos beauty

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hemerocallis (ˌhɛmərəʊˈkælɪs)
 
n
See day lily
 
[from Greek hemera day + kallos beautiful]

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