Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Amaryllidoideae — includes the belladona lily, Amaryllis belladona.

Etymologies

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From Latin Amaryllis ("a character Virgo's Eclogues"), from Ancient Greek ἀμαρύσσω (amarussō, "I shine")

Examples

  • AMARYLLIS AS CUT FLOWERS: Amaryllis make a stunning display if you cut their flower stems and place them in a sturdy vase.

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  • The name Amaryllis comes from the Greek amarysso, meaning “to sparkle,” Mama said, “to shed light.”

    Amaryllis in Blueberry

  • The name Amaryllis comes from the Greek amarysso, meaning “to sparkle,” Mama said, “to shed light.”

    Amaryllis in Blueberry

  • The name Amaryllis comes from the Greek amarysso, meaning “to sparkle,” Mama said, “to shed light.”

    Amaryllis in Blueberry

  • And the name Amaryllis recurred more than once in stately dame or damsel, called after that fair Amaryllis of Elizabeth's days who had been maid of honour to the virgin Queen, and had sonnets written to her nut brown locks by the gallants of her time.

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  • I vividly remember the day my own cat 'Amaryllis' - now, sadly, deceased slipped into the bath.

    Schadenfreude

  • Not daring to call Amaryllis, he trusted her precise obedience to his orders, and sank, almost as swiftly as Pépe into the landscape.

    Ambrotox and Limping Dick

  • "Amaryllis, that is the profound desire of my heart, that we should have a son."

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  • "Amaryllis," with all her breeding and gentleness, reacting to nature's call in her fierce fidelity to the father of her child -- and "Harietta," becoming in herself the epitome of the age-old prostitute.

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  • "Circe's" entrance, may be cited as being the original of the well-known "Amaryllis," which is generally called _Air Louis

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