Jacobean lily

a bulbous plant, Sprekelia formosissima, of the amaryllis family, native to Mexico, bearing a large, bright-red flower. Also called Aztec lily.
[1745-55; allegedly named after St. James (LL Jacobus); see JACOBEAN]

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  • Jacobean lily — noun Mexican bulbous herb cultivated for its handsome bright red solitary flower • Syn: ↑Aztec lily, ↑Strekelia formosissima • Hypernyms: ↑amaryllis • Member Holonyms: ↑Strekelia, ↑genus Strekelia * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • jacobean lily — noun Usage: often capitalized J Etymology: Late Latin Jacobus (Saint James) Date: circa 1774 a Mexican bulbous herb (Sprekelia formosissima) of the amaryllis family cultivated for its bright red solitary flower …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Jacobean lily —   Pānānā …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Jacobean — Jacobaean lily Jac o*b[ae] an lil y [See {Jacobean}.] (Bot.) A bulbous plant ({Amaryllis formosissima} syn. {Sprekelia formosissima}) from Mexico. It bears a single, large, deep, red, lilylike flower. [Written also {Jacobean}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aztec lily — noun Mexican bulbous herb cultivated for its handsome bright red solitary flower • Syn: ↑Jacobean lily, ↑Strekelia formosissima • Hypernyms: ↑amaryllis • Member Holonyms: ↑Strekelia, ↑genus Strekelia * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aztec lily. — See Jacobean lily. * * * …   Universalium

  • saint-james's-lily — |jāmz(ə̇z)| noun Usage: usually capitalized S&J Etymology: probably after St. James the Greater, one of Jesus s twelve apostles : jacobean lily …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aztec lily. — See Jacobean lily …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jacobaean lily — Jac o*b[ae] an lil y [See {Jacobean}.] (Bot.) A bulbous plant ({Amaryllis formosissima} syn. {Sprekelia formosissima}) from Mexico. It bears a single, large, deep, red, lilylike flower. [Written also {Jacobean}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amaryllidaceae — Taxobox name = Amaryllidaceae image width = 230px image caption = Nerine sarniensis regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Asparagales familia = Amaryllidaceae familia authority = J.St. Hil. subdivision ranks =… …   Wikipedia

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