Jacobean lily

  1. a bulbous plant, Sprekelia formosissima, of the amaryllis family, native to Mexico, bearing a large, bright-red flower.

Origin of Jacobean lily

1745–55; allegedly named after St. James (Late Latin Jacobus); see Jacobean
  • Also called Aztec lily.

Words Nearby Jacobean lily

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How to use Jacobean lily in a sentence

  • It is a superb flower, known sometimes by the name of Jacobean lily.

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