noun Hae·man·thus \hēˈman(t)thəs\

Definition of Haemanthus

  1. :  a genus of African bulbous herbs (family Amaryllidaceae) comprising the blood lilies and having flowers in a dense head with a whorl of colored spathes

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Origin and Etymology of haemanthus

New Latin, from hem- + -anthus; from the color of some of the flowers

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