Hemerocallis

[ hem-er-uh-kal-is ]
/ ˌhɛm ər əˈkæl ɪs /
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noun

the genus comprising the day lilies.

Origin of Hemerocallis

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

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hemerocallis

/ (ˌhɛmərəʊˈkælɪs) /

noun

Word Origin for hemerocallis

from Greek hemera day + kallos beautiful

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