chin·​che·​rin·​chee ˌchin-chə-ri(n)-ˈchē How to pronounce chincherinchee (audio)
plural chincherinchee or chincherinchees
: a southern African perennial bulbous herb (Ornithogalum thyrsoides) of the lily family with spikes of white to golden-yellow blossoms

Word History


Afrikaans tjienkerientjee

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chincherinchee was in 1904

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Cite this Entry

“Chincherinchee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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