Hymenocallis

noun
Hy·​me·​no·​cal·​lis | \ ˌhīmənōˈkalə̇s \

Definition of Hymenocallis

: 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

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History and Etymology for Hymenocallis

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 8 Dec. 2021.

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