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Jacobean lily

noun
1.
a bulbous plant, Sprekelia formosissima, of the amaryllis family, native to Mexico, bearing a large, bright-red flower.
Also called Aztec lily.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; allegedly named after St. James (Late Latin Jacobus); see Jacobean
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