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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Hemerocallidaceae — perennial plants native to East Asia – the daylilies.

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

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