: a genus of tropical and subtropical American bulbous plants (family Amaryllidaceae) with linear basal leaves and umbels of usually white or pink but sometimes yellow tubular flowers compare peruvian daffodil

Word History


New Latin, from hymen- + -callis (from Greek kallos beauty); from the delicate texture of the perianth

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“Hymenocallis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hymenocallis. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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