Hemerocallis meaning

hĕm'ər-ə-kăl'ĭs
(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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Origin of hemerocallis

  • New Latin from Greek hēmerokalles a kind of lily hēmera day kallos beauty
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Ancient Greek ἡμέρα (hemera, “day") and καλλος (kallos, “beauty"). Named by botanist Carl von Linnaeus (1707-1778).
    From Wiktionary
  • From the genus name.
    From Wiktionary