belladonna lily

noun

Definition of belladonna lily

: an autumn-flowering South African bulbous perennial herb (Amaryllis belladonna) that is typically grown in gardens for its clusters of large, fragrant, usually white or pink, trumpet-shaped flowers which resemble lilies and are borne on a long, solid, leafless stem : amaryllis sense 1

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1734, in the meaning defined above

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“Belladonna lily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/belladonna%20lily. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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