Definition of chincherinchee in English:


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


  • 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.


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

More definitions of chincherinchee

Definition of chincherinchee in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day mage
Pronunciation: meɪdʒ
a magician or learned person