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Hemerocallis

[ hem-er-uh-kal-is ]
/ ˌhɛm ər əˈkæl ɪs /
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noun
the genus comprising the day lilies.
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Origin of Hemerocallis

1615–25; <New Latin <Greek hēmerokallís, equivalent to hēméra day + kállos beauty

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British Dictionary definitions for Hemerocallis

hemerocallis
/ (ˌhɛmərəʊˈkælɪs) /

noun

Word Origin for hemerocallis

from Greek hemera day + kallos beautiful
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