[ hem-er-uh-kal-is ]
/ ˌhɛm ər əˈkæl ɪs /
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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How to use Hemerocallis in a sentence
This day lily (hemerocallis fulva) is sister to the familiar and showy lemon lily of old gardens (hemerocallis flava).
Another very poor combination that is in my garden, much to my sorrow, is hemerocallis and siberica iris.
Day Lily is a name applied also to species of Hemerocallis, which are yellow-flowered lilies.
Hemerocallis fulva and flava, interchanging by bud-variation, i. 386.
British Dictionary definitions for Hemerocallis
Word Origin for hemerocallis
from Greek hemera day + kallos beautiful
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