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am·a·ryl·lis

 (ăm′ə-rĭl′ĭs)
n.
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.
3. Any of several similar or related plants.

[New Latin Amaryllis, genus name, from Latin, name of a shepherdess, from Greek Amarullis.]

amaryllis

(ˌæməˈrɪlɪs)
n
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]

Amaryllis

(ˌæməˈrɪlɪs)
n
(Poetry) (in pastoral poetry) a name for a shepherdess or country girl

am•a•ryl•lis

(ˌæm əˈrɪl ɪs)

n.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amaryllis - bulbous plant having showy white to reddish flowersamaryllis - 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
Translations

Amaryllis

[ˌæməˈrɪlɪs] NAmarilis

amaryllis

[ˌæməˈrɪlɪs] Namarilis f inv

amaryllis

nAmaryllis f
References in classic literature ?
I care not for those ladies Who must be wooed and prayed; Give me kind Amaryllis, The wanton country-maid.
And just as the lily is repeated in the lake, or the eyes of Amaryllis in the mirror, so is the mere oral or written repetition of these forms, and sounds, and colors, and odors, and sentiments a duplicate source of de" light.
The average irresponsible young man who has hung about North Street on Saturday nights, walked through the meadows and round by the mill and back home past the creek on Sunday afternoons, taken his seat in the brake for the annual outing, shuffled his way through the polka at the tradesmen's ball, and generally seized all legitimate opportunities for sporting with Amaryllis in the shade, has a hundred advantages which your successful careerer lacks.
Plant amaryllis bulbs (Hippeastrum) indoors in pots for spring flowers.
Amaryllis are Britain's favourite indoor winter flowering plant.
Can my bulbs like amaryllis and paperwhites bloom in time for the winter holidays?
They pulled up their little chairs that Grandpa made to the kids' table, and I got out the bright boxes with the Christmas amaryllis bulbs and retrieved a measuring cup and forks from the kitchen.
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For a summer surprise in mild, coastal areas, plant Amaryllis belladonna bulbs.
The table centerpieces are adorned with silk gold amaryllis flowers and poinsettias on flat boxes.