amaryllis definition

  • noun:
    • some of a few chiefly tropical United states bulbous flowers regarding the genus Hippeastrum grown as ornamentals because of their huge, showy, funnel-shaped, variously colored flowers which can be grouped in umbels.
    • See belladonna lily.
    • any one of a number of comparable or relevant plants.
    • utilized in classical pastoral poetry as a conventional name for a shepherdess.
    • The Belladonna lily
    • A pastoral sweetheart.
    • a family group of plants much esteemed for their beauty, including the narcissus, jonquil, daffodil, agave, among others.
    • A genus of the identical family members, like the Belladonna lily.
    • A genus of bulbous plants, all-natural order Amaryllidace┼ô, with big, bright-colored, lilyshaped flowers upon a stout scape.
    • [lowercase] A plant with this genus.
    • 3. In zoology, a genus of crustaceans.
    • bulbous plant having showy white to reddish flowers

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