atamasco lily

[ 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.

Origin of atamasco lily

1620–30, Americanism; earlier attamusco < Virginia Algonquian
Also called fairy lily. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019