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(Plants) any plant of the South American amaryllidaceous genus Hippeastrum: cultivated for their large funnel-shaped typically red flowers
[C19: New Latin, from Greek hippeus knight + astron star]
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|Noun||1.||hippeastrum - amaryllis of tropical America often cultivated as a houseplant for its showy white to red flowers|
amaryllis - bulbous plant having showy white to reddish flowers
genus Hippeastrum - bulbous flowering plants of tropical America
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