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1. Any of several chiefly tropical American bulbous plants of the genus Hippeastrum, grown as ornamentals for their large, showy, funnel-shaped, variously colored flowers.
2. See belladonna lily.
3. Any of several similar or related plants.
[New Latin Amaryllis, genus name, from Latin, name of a shepherdess, from Greek Amarullis.]
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1. (Plants) Also called: belladonna lily an amaryllidaceous plant, Amaryllis belladonna, native to southern Africa and having large lily-like reddish or white flowers
2. (Plants) any of several related plants, esp hippeastrum
[C18: from New Latin, from Latin: named after Amaryllis]
(Poetry) (in pastoral poetry) a name for a shepherdess or country girl
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am•a•ryl•lis(ˌæm əˈrɪl ɪs)
1. any of several bulbous plants of the genus Hippeastrum, esp. H. puniceum, which has large red or pink flowers: popular as a houseplant.
2. Also called belladonna lily. a related plant, Amaryllis belladonna, having clusters of usu. rose-colored flowers.
3. any of several other similar or related plants.
[1785–95; < Latin: name of a shepherdess in Virgil's Eclogues]
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|Noun||1.||amaryllis - bulbous plant having showy white to reddish flowers|
Amaryllidaceae, amaryllis family, family Amaryllidaceae - snowdrop; narcissus; daffodil; in some classification systems considered a subfamily of the Liliaceae
Amaryllis belladonna, belladonna lily, naked lady - amaryllis of South Africa often cultivated for its fragrant white or rose flowers
hippeastrum, Hippeastrum puniceum - amaryllis of tropical America often cultivated as a houseplant for its showy white to red flowers
Aztec lily, Jacobean lily, Strekelia formosissima - Mexican bulbous herb cultivated for its handsome bright red solitary flower
bulbous plant - plant growing from a bulb
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