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amaryllis

Syllabification: am·a·ryl·lis
Pronunciation: /ˌaməˈrilis
 
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Definition of amaryllis in English:

noun

A bulbous plant with white, pink, or red flowers and straplike leaves, of the type genus of the amaryllis family, Amaryllidaceae.
Example sentences
  • I also dug the amaryllis, which I plant out each summer after their winter show.
  • The two easiest bulbs to force are paper-white narcissus and amaryllis.
  • Cheryl Howie of Iowa keeps her amaryllis standing straight with a unique plant stake she made out of a Frisbee and a few wooden dowels.

Origin

modern Latin, from Latin Amaryllis (from Greek Amarullis), a name for a country girl in pastoral poetry.

Words that rhyme with amaryllis

cilice, Dilys, fillis, Phyllis

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