belladonna lily


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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.

belladonna lily

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(Plants) another name for amaryllis

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.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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THE glorious Belladonna Lily, or Jersey Lily, has scented, pink funnel-shaped blooms and is a delight to see on the cool, misty days of autumn.
The true botanical amaryllis is Amaryllis belladonna, popularly called Belladonna lily or Naked Lady.
Common Names: belladonna lily, naked lady lily, cape belladonna