Amaryllidaceae

plural noun

Am·​a·​ryl·​li·​da·​ce·​ae
ˌaməˌriləˈdāsēˌē
: a family of plants (order Liliales) found mostly in tropical regions and having perfect showy flowers with the tube of the perianth adnate to the ovary

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Amaryllid-, Amaryllis, type genus + -aceae

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Amaryllidaceae was in 1836

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“Amaryllidaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Amaryllidaceae. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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