Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The edible bulb of the sego lily.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A showy flowered plant, Calochortus Nuttallii, widely distributed in the western United States.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A liliaceous plant (Calochortus Nuttallii) of Western North America, and its edible bulb; -- so called by the Ute Indians and the Mormons.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A perennial bulb lily found in Western North America, the Calochortus nuttallii, which has trumpet-shaped flowers.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Southern Paiute sigho'o.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Ute siγoʔo.

Examples

  • It was the "sego" of the Indians (_Calochortus luteus_), and they knew that at its roots grew tubers, as large as filberts, and delicious eating when cooked.

    The Boy Hunters

  • One May we were astounded to find a large draw on the top of the property crammed with thousands of sego lilies whose starchy tubers were prized by the Indians.

    Bird Cloud

  • One May we were astounded to find a large draw on the top of the property crammed with thousands of sego lilies whose starchy tubers were prized by the Indians.

    Bird Cloud

  • One May we were astounded to find a large draw on the top of the property crammed with thousands of sego lilies whose starchy tubers were prized by the Indians.

    Bird Cloud

  • Edible Chenopodium, Indian ricegrass, sego lily roots, yucca, biscuit-root, bloodroot and many other nutritious and medicinal plants still grow here.27 The soil, though alkaline as short-grass soils are, has been enriched by centuries of river and creek silt deposition.

    Bird Cloud

  • Edible Chenopodium, Indian ricegrass, sego lily roots, yucca, biscuit-root, bloodroot and many other nutritious and medicinal plants still grow here.27 The soil, though alkaline as short-grass soils are, has been enriched by centuries of river and creek silt deposition.

    Bird Cloud

  • One May we were astounded to find a large draw on the top of the property crammed with thousands of sego lilies whose starchy tubers were prized by the Indians.

    Bird Cloud

  • Edible Chenopodium, Indian ricegrass, sego lily roots, yucca, biscuit-root, bloodroot and many other nutritious and medicinal plants still grow here.27 The soil, though alkaline as short-grass soils are, has been enriched by centuries of river and creek silt deposition.

    Bird Cloud

  • Edible Chenopodium, Indian ricegrass, sego lily roots, yucca, biscuit-root, bloodroot and many other nutritious and medicinal plants still grow here.27 The soil, though alkaline as short-grass soils are, has been enriched by centuries of river and creek silt deposition.

    Bird Cloud

  • Once in the car with Sister Cora, I stared out the window at the landscape, the patches of sego lilies, the pale pink and white yucca flowers amid the scrub brush and wild sage.

    Keep Sweet

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