| Share
 

Dictionary


am•a•ryl•lis



Pronunciation: (am"u-ril'is), [key]
n.
1. any of several bulbous plants of the genus Hippeastrum, esp. H. puniceum, which has large red or pink flowers and is popular as a houseplant. Cf. amaryllis family.
2. Also called belladonna lily, naked lady. a related plant, Amaryllis belladonna, having clusters of usually rose-colored flowers.
3. any of several other similar or related plants.
4. (cap.) a shepherdess or country girl, esp. in classical and later pastoral poetry.

Am•a•ryl•lis



Pronunciation: (am"u-ril'is), [key]
n.
a female given name.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

amaryllidaceousamaryllis family
See also:

 

Related Content