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naked ladies

noun, British

naked lady

noun
1.
amaryllis (def 2).

autumn crocus

noun
1.
any of several bulbous plants of the genus Colchicum, of the lily family, especially C. autumnale, bearing showy, crocuslike white, pink, or purple flowers in autumn.
Also called meadow saffron; British, naked ladies.
Origin of autumn crocus
1905-1910
1905-10
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  • This last bears the name of "naked ladies," from the flowers springing from the ground without any investiture of leaves.

  • My mother would have shied at naked ladies, and dad was powerful agin cigarettes.

    A Man in the Open Roger Pocock
British Dictionary definitions for naked ladies

naked ladies

noun
1.
(functioning as sing) another name for autumn crocus

naked lady

noun
1.
a leafless pink orchid found in Australia and New Zealand

autumn crocus

noun
1.
a liliaceous plant, Colchicum autumnale, of Europe and N Africa having pink or purplish autumn flowers Also called meadow saffron Compare saffron
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