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Jacobean lily

a bulbous plant, Sprekelia formosissima, of the amaryllis family, native to Mexico, bearing a large, bright-red flower.
Also called Aztec lily.
Origin of Jacobean lily
1745-55; allegedly named after St. James (Late Latin Jacobus); see Jacobean Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It is a superb flower, known sometimes by the name of Jacobean lily.

    Talks about Flowers. M. D. Wellcome

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