Definitions

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  • n. A type of plant of the genus Eucharis, found in Central and South America and with white flowers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of South American amaryllidaceous plants with large and beautiful white blossoms.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In entomology, the typical genus of chalcidians of the subfamily Eucharinæ.
  • n. A genus of mollusks: same as Glaucus.
  • n. A genus of ctenophorans.
  • n. A genus of 3 species of bulbous amaryllidaceous plants of the Andes of Colombia, of which E. grandiflora (E. Amazonica) is frequently cultivated. Its flowers, borne upon the summit of the scape, are large, pure white, and very fragrant.

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Examples

  • Lingulella eucharis, Acrotreta sp., and Wimanella sp.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • Then he will make a left turn and go into the chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, the eucharis where we believe the body and blood of Christ is reserved.

    CNN Transcript Apr 16, 2008

  • As a cut bloom, the Christmas Rose vies with the eucharis and pancratium.

    Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers Describing the Most Desirable Plants, for Borders, Rockeries, and Shrubberies.

  • But sometimes they are gentle and soft like the dew on the lips of the eucharis

    To O. E. A. by Claude McKay

  • "You must have some money, you know, Julie," said the Duchess, timidly, her upraised face and Paris hat well matched by the gay poinsettias, the delicate eucharis and arums with which the table was now covered.

    Lady Rose's Daughter

  • Unconsciously her hand closed upon a delicate blossom of eucharis and crushed it.

    Lady Rose's Daughter

  • Brandford Griffiths 'hobby -- a choice and select little garden, of lovely eucharis lilies mostly in tubs, and rare and beautiful flowers brought by him from his Barbadian home; while shading it and the courtyard was a fine specimen of that superb thing of beauty -- a flamboyant tree -- glorious with its delicate-green acacia-like leaves and vermilion and yellow flowers, and astonishing with its vast beans.

    Travels in West Africa

  • Brandford Griffiths’ hobby — a choice and select little garden, of lovely eucharis lilies mostly in tubs, and rare and beautiful flowers brought by him from his Barbadian home; while shading it and the courtyard was a fine specimen of that superb thing of beauty — a flamboyant tree — glorious with its delicate-green acacia-like leaves and vermilion and yellow flowers, and astonishing with its vast beans.

    Travels in West Africa

  • The version has retained many Greek words in a latinized form: eremus (vi, 3); eucharis (vi,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

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