Hemerocallis definition

(botany) Any member of the genus Hemerocallis of daylilies.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Hemerocallidaceae "” perennial plants native to East Asia - the daylilies.
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Noun

Singular:
hemerocallis
Plural:
hemerocallises

Origin of hemerocallis

  • From Ancient Greek ἡμέρα (hemera, “day") and καλλος (kallos, “beauty"). Named by botanist Carl von Linnaeus (1707-1778).

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  • From the genus name.

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