cri·​num | \ ˈkrīnəm \

Definition of crinum

1 capitalized : a large genus of chiefly tropical bulbous herbs (family Amaryllidaceae) that are often cultivated for their umbels of showy and often fragrant white flowers which are frequently tinged or banded with red
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Crinum

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First Known Use of crinum

1757, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for crinum

New Latin, from Latin crinum, crinon lily, from Greek krinon

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“Crinum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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