atamasco lily

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at·a·mas·co lily

A bulbous plant (Zephyranthes atamasca) of the family Amaryllidaceae, native to the southeast United States and having a showy, solitary, white to pinkish flower on a long stalk.

[Virginia Algonquian attamusco.]
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at′a•mas′co lil′y

(ˈæt əˈmæs koʊ, ˌæt-)
a plant of the southeastern U.S., Zephyranthes atamasco, of the amaryllis family, bearing a single white lilylike flower sometimes tinged with purple.
[1620–30, Amer.; earlier attamusco < Virginia Algonquian]
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