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any amaryllidaceous plant of the South American genus Eucharis, cultivated for their large white fragrant flowers
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C19: New Latin, from Late Latin: charming, from Greek eukharis, from eu- + kharis grace
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  • A plant which is very easily affected by cold is a certain species of eucharis lily.

  • But in this case, eucharis (Kate) laughed immoderately at his discomfiture.

    The Strollers Frederic S. Isham
  • She had a candle in her hand, and the beams fell full upon her soft, white dress and the eucharis lily in her hair.

    Under False Pretences Adeline Sergeant
  • Then, in the violet forest, all a-bourgeon, eucharis said to me: "It is Spring."

    Green Fire Fiona Macleod
  • eucharis amazonica or grandiflora is the best-known and most generally cultivated species.

  • Then, in the violet forest all a-bourgeon, eucharis, said to me: It is Spring.

  • I have counted from thirty to forty blooms upon a single root, and I sometimes think the eucharis itself is not a finer flower.

    A Year in a Lancashire Garden Henry Arthur Bright
  • The hybrid Urceocharis, from the eucharis and Urceolina, is cultivated in the same way.

    The Book of Bulbs Samuel Arnott
  • The second record (fig. 40) shows the variation of response in eucharis lily during the rise, and during the fall  of temperature.

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

    Lady Rose's Daughter Mrs. Humphry Ward

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