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atamasco lily

[at-uh-mas-koh, at-]
noun
  1. a plant, Zephyranthes atamasco, of the amaryllis family, of the southeastern U.S., bearing a single white lilylike flower sometimes tinged with purple.
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Origin of atamasco lily

1620–30, Americanism; earlier attamusco < Virginia Algonquian
Also called fairy lily.
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