Definition of amaryllis
: an autumn-flowering South African bulbous herb (Amaryllis belladonna of the family Amaryllidaceae, the amaryllis family) widely grown for its large deep red to whitish umbellate flowers; also : a plant of any of several related genera (such as Hippeastrum or Sprekelia)
Recent Examples of amaryllis from the Web
By Gemma and Andrew Ingalls Stroll through a garden of roses--plus amaryllises, lilies of the valley, peonies, poppies, daffodils and bleeding hearts.
Student Aliana Rojano selected a bright pink amaryllis for her project.
Bulbs-type plants: Achimenes, African iris, agapanthus, amaryllis, blackberry lily, bulbine, caladiums, canna, crinum, crocosmia, day lily, eucharis lily, gladiolus, gloriosa lily, peacock ginger, society garlic, rain lily and walking iris.
Forced amaryllis can be grown outdoors in a slightly larger container or in the ground. 81.
Indoors Keep seasonal amaryllis, Norfolk pine, Christmas cactus and poinsettias watered as needed (when the top inch of soil medium dries); drain any excess water from the tray.
Front and center, a vintage punch bowl corrals an overflowing arrangement of ranunculus, hellebores, bittersweet and amaryllis.
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Origin and Etymology of amaryllis
New Latin, genus name, probably from Latin, name of a shepherdess in Virgil's Eclogues
First Known Use: 1754See Words from the same year
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