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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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(Plants) another name for amaryllis
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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.||belladonna 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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