Definition of amaryllis in English:

amaryllis

Syllabification: am·a·ryl·lis
Pronunciation: /ˌaməˈrilis
 
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noun

  • A bulbous plant with white, pink, or red flowers and straplike leaves, of the type genus of the amaryllis family, Amaryllidaceae.
    • A South African plant (Amaryllis belladonna, also called belladonna lily), and (popularly) a tropical South American plant that is frequently grown as a houseplant (hybrids of the genus Hippeastrum, formerly Amaryllis)
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    • 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.

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