zephyr lily

zephyr lily
noun
: a plant of the genus Zephyranthes; especially : a tropical American plant (Z. carinata) often cultivated for its rose-red flowers

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zephyr lily noun
A lily-like plant of the genus Zephyranthes (family Amaryllidaceae), orig from the warmer parts of N and S America
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Main Entry:zephyr

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zephyr lily,
a low-growing plant of the amaryllis family found in warm regions of the Western Hemisphere and often cultivated for its white, rose, or yellow flowers; fairy lily.

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