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belladonna lily

n.
A bulbous, perennial southern African herb (Amaryllis belladonna) having showy umbels of large trumpet-shaped flowers that appear in the fall after the spring leaves die back. Also called amaryllis.
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belladonna lily

n
(Plants) another name for amaryllis
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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]
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Noun1.belladonna lily - amaryllis of South Africa often cultivated for its fragrant white or rose flowersbelladonna lily - amaryllis of South Africa often cultivated for its fragrant white or rose flowers
amaryllis - bulbous plant having showy white to reddish flowers
genus Amaryllis - type genus of the Amaryllidaceae; bulbous flowering plants of southern Africa
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Belladonna lilies are fragrant and attractive in many design styles, especially parallel and vegetative designs where their forms are apparent.
Les Hannibal of Fair Oaks, California, has just divided a clump of belladonna lilies (Amaryllis belladonna, also sold as Brunsvigia rosea) in full bloom, and that timing might surprise even experienced gardeners.
Long-lived belladonna lilies need dividing only every 10 years or so.