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amaryllis ( def 2 ).
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amaryllis

[am-uh-ril-is]
noun
1.
any of several bulbous plants of the genus Hippeastrum, especially H. puniceum, which has large red or pink flowers and is popular as a houseplant. Compare amaryllis family.
2.
Also called belladonna lily, naked lady. a related plant, Amaryllis belladonna, having clusters of usually rose-colored flowers.
3.
any of several other similar or related plants.
4.
(initial capital letter) a shepherdess or country girl, especially in classical and later pastoral poetry.

Origin:
1785–95; < Latin: name of a shepherdess in Vergil's Eclogues

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amaryllis (ˌæməˈrɪlɪs)
 
n
1.  Also called: belladonna lily an amaryllidaceous plant, Amaryllis belladonna, native to southern Africa and having large lily-like reddish or white flowers
2.  any of several related plants, esp hippeastrum
 
[C18: from New Latin, from Latin: named after Amaryllis]

Amaryllis (ˌæməˈrɪlɪs)
 
n
(in pastoral poetry) a name for a shepherdess or country girl

naked lady
 
n
a leafless pink orchid found in Australia and New Zealand

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amaryllis
autumn-flowering bulbs, 1794, adopted by Linnaeus from L., from Gk. Amaryllis, typical name of a country girl or shepherdess (in Theocritus, Virgil, Ovid, etc.).
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