Amaryllidaceae

plural noun Am·a·ryl·li·da·ce·ae \ˌaməˌriləˈdāsēˌē\

Definition of Amaryllidaceae

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of amaryllidaceae

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


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