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