from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several chiefly tropical American bulbous plants of the genus Hippeastrum grown as ornamentals for their large, showy, funnel-shaped, variously colored flowers that are grouped in umbels.
- n. See belladonna lily.
- n. Any of several similar or related plants.
- n. Used in classical pastoral poetry as a conventional name for a shepherdess.
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- n. The Belladonna lily
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A pastoral sweetheart.
- n. A family of plants much esteemed for their beauty, including the narcissus, jonquil, daffodil, agave, and others.
- n. A genus of the same family, including the Belladonna lily.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of bulbous plants, natural order Amaryllidaceœ, with large, bright-colored, lilyshaped flowers upon a stout scape.
- n. [lowercase] A plant of this genus.
- n. 3. In zoology, a genus of crustaceans.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. bulbous plant having showy white to reddish flowers
New Latin Amaryllis, genus name, from Latin, name of a shepherdess, from Greek Amarullis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)