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ifafa lily, noun phrase

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Frequently with initial capital(s).
Origin:
Named for the Ifafa river, in KwaZulu-Natal; see quotation 1975.
Any of several species of plant of the genus Cyrtanthus (family Amaryllidaceae) with umbels of white, yellow or reddish flowers, especially C. mackenii. See also fire lily.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 223Ifafa Lily, The name given in the Transkeian territories to Cyrtanthus lutescens, Herb.
1982 W.G. Sheat A-Z of Gardening 91The ifafa lily..bears spring umbels ranging from white through cream to yellow, apricot and on to deep red.
Any of several species of plant of the genus Cyrtanthus (family Amaryllidaceae) with umbels of white, yellow or reddish flowers, especially C. mackenii.

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