eucharis

noun

eu·​cha·​ris
ˈyük(ə)rə̇s
1
capitalized : a small genus of South American scapose herbs (family Amaryllidaceae) having white umbellate flowers see amazon lily
2
or eucharis lily plural -es : any plant of the genus Eucharis

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Late Latin, gracious, charming, from Greek, from eu- + charis grace; akin to Greek chairein to rejoice

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“Eucharis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eucharis. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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