- the genus comprising the day lilies.
Origin of Hemerocallis
1615–25; < New Latin < Greek hēmerokallís, equivalent to hēméra day + kállos beauty
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Examples from the Web for hemerocallis
Day Lily is a name applied also to species of Hemerocallis, which are yellow-flowered lilies.The Practical Garden-Book
C. E. Hunn
Hemerocallis fulva and flava, interchanging by bud-variation, i. 386.
This day lily (hemerocallis fulva) is sister to the familiar and showy lemon lily of old gardens (hemerocallis flava).The Garden, You, and I
Mabel Osgood Wright
Another very poor combination that is in my garden, much to my sorrow, is hemerocallis and siberica iris.
- See day lily
from Greek hemera day + kallos beautiful
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