chincherinchee


chin·che·rin·chee

noun \ˌchin-chə-ri(n)-ˈchē, ˌchiŋ-kə-\
plural chincherinchee or chincherinchees

Definition of CHINCHERINCHEE

:  a southern African perennial bulbous herb (Ornithogalum thyrsoides) of the lily family with spikes of white to golden-yellow blossoms

Origin of CHINCHERINCHEE

Afrikaans tjienkerientjee
First Known Use: 1904

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