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amaryllisn. [L. Amaryllis, Gr. , , the name of a country girl in Theocritus and Virgil.].
  •  A pastoral sweetheart.  [1913 Webster]
    "To sport with Amaryllis in the shade."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A family of plants much esteemed for their beauty, including the narcissus, jonquil, daffodil, agave, and others.  [1913 Webster]


amaryllis, n.
1 a plant genus with a single species, Amaryllis belladonna, a bulbous lily-like plant native to S. Africa with white or rose-pink flowers (also called belladonna lily).
2 any of various related plants formerly of this genus now transferred to other genera, notably Hippeastrum.

L f. Gk Amarullis, name of a country girl

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