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[zef-uh-ran-theez] /ˌzɛf əˈræn θiz/
any of various bulbous plants belonging to the genus Zephyranthes, of the amaryllis family, as Z. grandiflora, having showy rose or pink flowers.
Also called fairy lily, rain lily, zephyr lily.
Origin of zephyranthes
< New Latin < Greek zéphyr(os) zephyr + -anthēs having flowers of the given kind, derivative of ánthos flower Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In illustration of this may be cited the examples of the well known Crocus and also of zephyranthes.

  • Habranthuses are now included with the Hippeastrums and zephyranthes.

    The Book of Bulbs Samuel Arnott
  • These zephyranthes like a turfy loam with a little sand and well decayed manure or peat.

    The Book of Bulbs Samuel Arnott

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