atamasco lily

[ at-uh-mas-koh, at- ]
/ ˈæt əˈmæs koʊ, ˌæt- /

noun

a plant, Zephyranthes atamasco, of the amaryllis family, of the southeastern U.S., bearing a single white lilylike flower sometimes tinged with purple.

Nearby words

  1. ataghan,
  2. atahualpa,
  3. atakapa,
  4. atalanta,
  5. ataman,
  6. atar,
  7. ataractic,
  8. atarax,
  9. ataraxia,
  10. atascadero

Origin of atamasco lily

1620–30, Americanism; earlier attamusco < Virginia Algonquian

Also called fairy lily.

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