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.

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Origin of atamasco lily

1620–30, Americanism; earlier attamusco<Virginia Algonquian
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