chincherinchee

noun
chin·​che·​rin·​chee | \ ˌchin-chə-ri(n)-ˈchē How to pronounce chincherinchee (audio) , ˌchiŋ-kə- \
plural chincherinchee or chincherinchees

Definition of chincherinchee

: a southern African perennial bulbous herb (Ornithogalum thyrsoides) of the lily family with spikes of white to golden-yellow blossoms

First Known Use of chincherinchee

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chincherinchee

Afrikaans tjienkerientjee

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“Chincherinchee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chincherinchee. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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