Definition of chincherinchee in English:

chincherinchee

Line breaks: chin|cher¦in|chee
Pronunciation: /ˌtʃɪntʃərɪnˈtʃiː
 
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noun

  • A white-flowered South African lily.
    • Ornithogalum thyrsoides, family Liliaceae
    More example sentences
    • During the war it became an annual habit to travel to a hill just outside the village to pick chincherinchees or snowdrops as they were known.
    • One of the common names of this flower is chincherinchees.
    • The giant chincherinchee is an attractive, easily cultivated garden plant and produces eye-catching, long-lasting flowers that are very suitable for as cut flowers.

Origin

early 20th century: imitative of the squeaky sound made by rubbing its stalks together.

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