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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First Known Use

1734, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of belladonna lily was in 1734

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“Belladonna lily.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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