Definitions for amaryllisˌæm əˈrɪl ɪs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
am•a•ryl•lisˌæm əˈrɪl ɪs(n.)
any of several bulbous plants of the genus Hippeastrum, esp. H. puniceum, which has large red or pink flowers: popular as a houseplant.
Ref: Also called belladonna lily.
any of several other similar or related plants.
Origin of amaryllis:
1785–95; < L: name of a shepherdess in Virgil's Eclogues
bulbous plant having showy white to reddish flowers
The Belladonna Lilly
a pastoral sweetheart
a family of plants much esteemed for their beauty, including the narcissus, jonquil, daffodil, agave, and others
a genus of the same family, including the Belladonna lily
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