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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Origin and Etymology of crinum
New Latin, from Latin crinum, crinon lily, from Greek krinon
First Known Use: 1757
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