sego lily
noun Etymology: sego the bulb of the sego lily, from Southern Paiute siγoʔo Date: 1913 a mariposa lily (Calochortus nuttallii) of western North America having mostly white or in some areas mostly yellow flowers mottled with a darker color

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  • sego — /see goh/, n., pl. segos. See sego lily. [1850 55, Amer.; < Southern Paiute sigoo] * * * …   Universalium

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